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Violinst Peter Sheppard Skærved, recently appointed visiting research fellow, will be giving a joint presentation with Goldsmiths Professor of Composition, Roger Redgate.
Peter Sheppard Skærved and Professor Roger Redgate will discuss their recent collaborative research including Redgate’s 4th String Quartet and the Caprices for solo violin.
* This talk is the re-scheduled event from 7 February *
The Contemporary Music Research Unit is pleased to announce the appointment of violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved as a visiting research fellow. Peter is well known to the department and has been a musician in residence many times, performing both as soloist and with the Kreutzer Quartet, of which he is leader. He also performed Luigi Nono’s 'La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica Futura' as part of the CMRU conference Musical Aesthetics and the Political.
Peter Sheppard Skærved and Professor Roger Redgate will discuss their recent collaborative research including Redgate’s Fourth String Quartet, written for the Kreutzer Quartet, and an ongoing series of Caprices for solo violin.
Grammy-nominated violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved is the dedicatee of over 400 works for solo violin. His collaboration with composers began in his late teens, working with the great Hans Werner Henze. Since then composers who have written works for him include Nigel Clarke, Judith Weir, Michael Finnissy, Poul Ruders, Jeremy Dale Roberts, Mihailo Trandafilovski, George Rochberg, Elliott Schwartz, Peter Sculthorpe, Judith Bingham, Sadie Harrison, Dmitri Smirnov, Elena Firsova, Howard Skempton, Evis Sammoutis, Jörg Widmann, Michael Alec Rose, David Gorton, Rosalind Page, Sıdıka Őzdil, Ian Wilson, Peter Dickinson, John Woolrich, Edward Cowie, Jeremy Thurlow, Naji Hakim, Volodmyr Runchak, Laurie Bamon, and Douglas Young. As a writer, Peter has published a monograph on the Victorian artist/musician John Orlando Parry, many articles in journals worldwide, and most recently, ‘Practice: Walk’, part of the Camberwell Press ‘Walking Cities: London’ series. Peter is the founder and leader of the Kreutzer Quartet and the artistic director of the ensemble Longbow. He is the Viotti Lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music and was elected Fellow there in 2013.
For more information, recordings, films and articles by and about Peter Sheppard Skærved, go to http://www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com and for information on Roger Redgate, please visit his staff page: http://www.gold.ac.uk/music/staff/redgate
CMRU lectures are free and open to all.
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|14 Mar 2019||6:00pm - 8:30pm|
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