Peter Sheppard Skaerved

I’ve done a lot of work with the Kreutzer Quartet, both as an ensemble & as individuals. The clips featuring Peter Sheppard Skærved performing music by Ezra Pound and his contemporaries George Antheil and Virgil Thomson were filmed recently in my studio in Greenwich. Elliott Schwartz’s Jefferson Cadenza was filmed at Peter’s ‘Only Connect’ installation at the National Portrait Gallery.

The instrument featured in ‘A Small Stradivarius’ is a seventeenth century violin from the collection of the Royal Northern College of Music; the musical examples featured are by Johann Joseph Vilsmayr and anonymous compositions from the Klagenfurt Manuscript of 1685, the year in which the instrument was made.