Dickens, Joachim, London

February 23, 2012

Thursday 14th June   Dickens & Company: Our Mutual Academy Friends 1.00 – 2.00pm Museum Strings Gallery Free, no tickets required but seating is limited Peter Sheppard Skærved untangles the Victorian web to explore connections between Charles Dickens, the Academy and beyond. In this illustrated talk he reveals how Joseph Joachim, John Orlando Parry and […]

Joachim in London

February 23, 2012

  Joachim in London [in preparation] Joachim responds to an invitation to perform at the new Joachim to Clara Schumann, [HANOVER , January 15, 1857.]- I have been offered an engagement in London ton commence on July 22 for 3 or 4 weeks, by Surrey Gardens Company. A new hall has been built there which […]

Nashville 2012

February 9, 2012

Beginning on the 26th February 2012 through March 9th, musicians from the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University and the Royal Academy of Music met in workshops in Nashville and London, exploring collaboration. This is the page for that project as it  continues to develop. LINKto the 2010 project. Final Workshop Performance 9th March-Concert Room […]

Project with Jeremy Thurlow

February 7, 2012

LINK TO JEREMY THURLOW  ‘Ouija’ First performance-extract-Sidney Sussex Chapel, Cambridge 23rd May 2012 Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin, Jeremy Thurlow-Electronics (Recording courtesy of Myles Eastwood) Concert Extract: ‘Invocation’ and ‘Among Voices (I)’ March 15th 2012 Second day of filming and development with Jeremy. Here are outtakes of the experimentaton -very lo-fi, just recorded on the lap-top mic. […]

Paganini at the Library of Congress

December 22, 2011

Paganini at the Library of Congress   A word of explanation. I am deepening my interaction with the collections of the Library of Congress, Washington. This will have a particular focus on the Paganini holdings-both instruments and documents, in the collection. As this builds, I will use objects in the collection to look at ideas […]

Music for the Enlightenment Gallery

December 8, 2011

Music for the Enlightenment Gallery   Live at the British Museum May 27th 2006  Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Stradivari 1709 ‘Viotti’ Giovanni Battista Viotti-Ranz des Vaches 1792  Giovanni Battista Viotti-Suonata ?  Jean Hasse-Collections Considered (World Premiere) Lars Bagger-Chorale plus Pythagoras (World Premiere) Dmitri Smirnov-Amore Sola…(World Premiere) plus Erasmus Darwin Jim Aitchison-Dance Reflection (Original version) World Premiere plus Addison Michael […]


October 22, 2011

Revolution LINK to Viotti in Washington The French revolution depended on music, and musicians, to spread its message, like no political movement before.  For hundreds of years, the Church had relied on music for its propagandising; choir schools had trained generations of young singers and instrumentalists. With the early Revolution, the Church and the officer […]

Viotti & the Revolutionary Violin in Washington

October 22, 2011

Viotti & the Revolutionary Violin in Washington Lecture Recital given at the Library of Congress- May 9th 2009 Peter Sheppard Skaerved playing Violins by Stradivari (Castelbarco, Betts), del Gesu (Kreisler), & W E Hill and Sons Click  on the ‘play’ arrows to hear the lecture recital in sequence, or the highlighted links in the boxes for related […]

Kreutzer Quartet at Malmö CONNECT Festival 2011

October 7, 2011

  Kreutzer Quartet at Malmö CONNECT Festival 2011 (In preparation)

Dances from Møn

September 19, 2011

Dances from Møn Work on the ‘358 Danske Folkdansemelodier’ continues, here in Nashville . Here are  dances from Møn. 198. Dronningedans (Moen) 199. Prinsesens Polka (Moen) 200. Skraedderns Hopsa (Moen) 201. Bumpe-Skotsk (Moen) 202 Sekstur (Moen) 203. Firspring.(Moen) Go to THE FOG IS LIFTING for the whole project