Overnight practice/ afterthoughts

January 2, 2021

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‘Five’ (working title) A Mozart project

January 5, 2019

Coming clean. For the whole of my playing life, I have been fascinated with Mozart’s 5 violin concertos, composed after he and his father returned to Salzburg in 1772. This fascination led to my first commercial recordings, of the Michael Haydn Concerti, and exploration of linked works by Joseph Haydn, Reichardt, the Bendas, Vanhal and […]

A week in New England

September 25, 2018

25-26th September 2018 Such a busy and inspiring two days at Ithaca College. This was the next stage in my project with Evis Sammoutis, working on the the ‘Nicosia Etudes & Concertos’. Here’s a link to the project, on the INTERFACES website LINK   A vital part of that work involves experimentation with new techniques […]

Autumn 2018 (notebooks)

September 19, 2018

Spring 2018

April 11, 2018

A colder eye

December 8, 2017


September 2017 (london)

September 14, 2017

A futhork for Jan Groth-Overview 20 5 17

May 20, 2017

I have documented the growth of the project in dialogue with Jan Groth on other posts. See SVALBARD  , and  Overview Here are a selection of notebook pages, which gives an idea of how this project has found its way. They are posted in no particular order and there is no hierarchy. All through this […]

On being a musician. Slow cups of coffee.

July 28, 2016

On being a musician. Slow cups of coffee. A rolling article. Summer 2016 Peter Sheppard Skærved It’s summer and everything has stopped, as it always does, for me. We have made our annual migration west and I have a terrace with a table, a pot of coffee, and a view over the brownstones and water […]

American journal: Summer 2016

July 28, 2016