Peter Sheppard Skærved presents an evening of works associated with ‘Knowledge Exchange Violin’ project in the George Wood Theatre.
The Contemporary Music Research Unit and Peter Sheppard Skærved present an evening of works associated with ‘Knowledge Exchange Violin’ project. This brings together institutions on both sides of the Atlantic, including the Ashmolean Museum Oxford, the Library of Congress Washington DC, the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City, Peabody Institute/Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, the National Gallery of Art Washington DC, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the Schubert Club Museum St Paul Minnesota, and more. It has already resulted in recordings, films, a short documentary for NBC TV and new music. Come and find out more about the project, and hear some of the music that it celebrates and has initiated.
Sadie Harrison – ‘…ballare una passacaglia di ombre’ (2017)
Mihailo Trandafilovski – Chaconne (2022) ( UK Premiere)
Michael Alec Rose – New works for ‘Knowledge Exchange Violin’ (UK and World Premieres)
Michael Hersch – ‘Of Sorrow Born’ 2017/Revised 2021 (UK Premiere)
Tim Holt – Ikebana 1 (World Premiere)
David Hackbridge Johnson – Preludes for Charles II (2020)
David Matthews – ‘Shiva Dances’ (2022) (UK Premiere)
Giovanni Battista Viotti – ‘Ranz des Vaches’ (1792)
Peter is acclaimed internationally for performances of a vast range of solo works. This repertoire stretches from the 16th century to hundreds of works written for him: including major works by composers by established ‘greats’ such as Hans Werner Henze and George Rochberg, to the many young composers with whom he collaborates worldwide.
Peter is a Grammy-nominated recording artist, with over one hundred critically acclaimed albums to his name. These include the complete Tartini Solo Sonatas, Telemann Fantasies, cycles of Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert Sonatas, eight discs of solo works from the 1600s and many of the works dedicated to him. Peter has recently returned from recording new concertos with the Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Vienna, and giving recitals of 17th and 21st Century solo works in Croatia. Peter is visiting Research Fellow of Goldsmiths, Honorary Professor at the Royal Northern College of Music, and the Viotti Lecturer & Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music. He is the founder and leader of the Kreutzer Quartet, long celebrated as one of the UK’s pioneering ensembles. With them, he has premiered and recorded many new works, including ongoing cycles by composers including Michael Finnissy, David Matthews, Gloria Coates, and Edward Cowie. They will be in residence at the acclaimed Aldeburgh Festival from 2023. Peter is married to the Danish writer Malene Skærved and lives by the River Thames in East London. They have just finished a joint memoir ‘Passages Homewards’, which will be published next year.
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|17 Nov 2022
|7:00pm - 9:00pm
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