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A week of enchantment – reflections on Gaia Music Festival Oberhofen 2023

May 30, 2023

A week of enchantment -at GAIA 2023 Musikfestival am Thunersee, in Thun und Bern I’m not someone who is naturally drawn to festival-style music-making. I think that I understand audiences’ excitement, and interest, in seeing accomplished players getting together for performances of the ‘big’ chamber pieces, I nearly always feel that there is something missing: […]

Spring at last 2023

May 28, 2023

NB: Some of the drawings are available to buy. Just contact me if interested.

Peter Sheppard Skærved, violinist. An introduction

May 28, 2023

This is a short introduction to who I am, and what I do. Please use the attached contact form if you want to get in touch, or have further questions (or E-mail: ptrshpprdskrvd@aol.com) Here’s the short introduction to my work: Peter Sheppard Skærved – Violin Peter Sheppard Skærved is acclaimed internationally for performances of a vast […]

Re-opening the composers’ workshops!

May 20, 2023

UPDATED!!! 15 10 23     I have been friends with the marvellous composer Robert Saxton for many years. This began in my early twenties, when a conversation began, about music, writing, art, politics, well everything really, which has not abated. Curiously, and perhaps this was selfishness on my part, most of the outcomes of […]

Martin Ellerby – Two Sonatas, some thoughts 16 5 2023

May 16, 2023

As a musician, collaboration, for me, is key to everything. I have been honoured to work with Martin Ellerby for many years; his extraordinary music and visionary outlook, his belief in what music can do, the stories that it can tell, is a source of inspiration for me. Here he offers two important contributions to […]