Quartet Now (in preparation)

March 29, 2012

The Quartet Now Peter Sheppard Skærved Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skærved, Neil Heyde, Morgan Goff, Mihailo Trandafilovski) Never before has there been such richness and diversity of new works written for string quartet. The Kreutzer Quartet, dedicatees of hundreds of works by composers of all generations, stands at the centre of a truly eclectic flowering […]

Cast Courts-New Project at the V & A

March 29, 2012

Casts Courts -New Project at the V & A September 14th 2012 7.3opm Cast Courts Victoria and Albert Museum,Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Guest Artist-Carly Lake-Horn Peter has collaborated with the V & A twice before, giving lecture/performances linked to the ‘Baroque’ and ‘Cult of Beauty’ Exhibits. However, this event will mark […]

Ansgar Beste & Peter Sheppard Skaerved Workshop/seminar

March 26, 2012

Ansgar Beste & Peter Sheppard Skaerved Workshop Norwegian Music Academy – Oslo 26th March 2012 Extract 1-pizzicato (on Bartok, Biber, Ligeti, Stockhausen, Elgar, Glasounov. NB-note contribution from cellist Tanja Orning:Extract 2-battuto (on Finnissy, Lachenmann, guitarists, Crumb, chopsticks, thermometers, and knitting needles…): Link to another Workshop series. Nashville London Feb/Mar 2012

Chris Redgate & David Gorton, at work in Nashville 2012

March 5, 2012

Chris Redgate & David Gorton, at work in Nashville 2012 David Gorton=Austerity Measures 1st Performance(workshop version)-Turner Recital Hall, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University. Chris Redgate, Lindsey Reymore-Oboes, Trey Dayton, Shelby Flowers-Piano, Carly Lake-Horn, Agatha Yim-Flute, Ruta Vitkauskaite, Caroline Hart, Midori Komachi, Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violins Chris Redgate-Multiphonia  Live at Vanderbilt-recording unable to reproduce jaws of […]

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 […]