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Library of Congress

December 7, 2009

Library of Congress-Washington In November 2006, I was lucky enough to be invited to play a concert with Aaron Shorr, and members of the wonderful Cassatt Quartet, at the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress. Playing the Schubert Fantasie on that stage, where Bartok and Szigeti recorded their historic recital, and playing Fritz Kreisler’s […]

Work on ‘Il Cannone’

December 6, 2009

October 20th 2014. I have been asked to write a short piece talking about the experience of performing on Paganini’s wonderful violin on Gut strings. To date, I am the only person to have done this, it seems! Here is what I wrote yesterday.    Like many violinists, I feel as if I have known […]

Paganini

December 6, 2009

First meeting with Il Cannone. June 2005. Genoa Photo: Anna Rita Certo Peter began collaboration with the City of Genoa in 2005. Since then, he has performed on Paganni’s violin ‘il Cannone’ a number of times, in the UK and Italy, one of the very few living players to have had this honour.

Kreutzers at Wilton’s

December 5, 2009

  Schubert and Mendelssohn at Wilton’s Music Hall December 2009 http://www.wiltons.org.uk/productions/music/mendelssohn-and-schubert-the-glorious-1820s-part-1 Schubert Update: link  On the 13th December, the Kreutzers will be back at Wilton’s for two December concerts. These two concerts focus on the dramatic music which Schubert and Mendelssohn produced in the 1820’s.  However, our first concert includes an interloper, 4 Comic Ländler […]

Beethoven Explored

December 3, 2009

Peter and Aaron have taken ‘Beethoven Explored’ worldwide. What began as a research project supported by the Royal Academy of Music and the London College of Music, has blossomed into an acclaimed series of recordings, a major concert series at St Johns Smith Square and presentation at venues ranging from the Goethe Institute to the […]

Richard Bram

December 2, 2009

American photographer Richard Bram has been an essential collaborator for many years. He has a unique eye for the process of making music, and has travelled with me on many projects. This has resulted in projects in Turkey, Mexico, Denmark, and the USA. http://richardbram.com/index.php?m=0&f=3 link Limited rehearsal space. Tate St Ives 2006. Photo: Richard Follow […]

Bach-Double Violin Concerto at Wiltons

December 1, 2009

Wilton’s Music Hall 2

December 1, 2009

Beethoven-Sonatas Op 23 and Op 24

November 30, 2009

    Beethoven-Sonatas Op 23 and Op 24 Ferdinand Ries-Sonata Op 38   In April 1800, there was a performance of Haydn’s creation at the private residence of Baron Moritz von Fritz (1772-1826). The Baron lived in the Palais Fries, which his father Johann Josef, had built opposite the Hofburg. Fries had been presenting concerts […]

Duo with Aaron Shorr

November 9, 2009

With Aaron Shorr-Genoa 2007. For the past two decades, I have been guided in musical exploration by an absolutely indefatigable partner, the pianist Aaron Shorr. Our very first programme (Schubert, Respighi, Stravinsky, Henze) set a model for the works that fascinate us.