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“Few current violinists can claim as wide a repertoire and as active a policy of commissioning as Sheppard Skærved, and the present disc offers an excellent overview of his solo repertoire, recorded with due appreciation of Sheppard Skærved’s incisive clarity-a trait equally apparent in his informative booklet note. Future players will have reason to acknowledge his contribution towards the violin’s technical and expressive scope.”
International Record Review, April 2000

“The performance is so compelling that interest never wavers.”(Rochberg)
Gramophone Magazine, February 2004

Peter Sheppard Skærved is the dedicatee of well over two hundred works for solo violin. He regularly appears as soloist in over thirty countries. His discography is extensive, ranging from cycles of sonatas, quartets and concertos from Haydn to the contemporary repertoire. He has won awards from the BBC Music Magazine, been nominated for a Gramophone Award, as well as a GRAMMY® for a concerto recording in 2007. Director of an acclaimed series of concerts at Wiltons Music Hall in London, Peter Sheppard Skærved is the founder and leader of the Kreutzer Quartet and the Munich-based Ensemble Triolog. He regularly appears as director and soloist with ensembles such as the Zagreb Soloists and Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen. Peter Sheppard Skærved is the only British violinist to have been invited to play on Paganini’s violin il Cannone more than once (five times in particular) and he regularly gives recitals on the prestigious collection of historic instruments at the Library of Congress, Washington. He is also acclaimed for his collaborative work with museums, working regularly with the Tate Galleries, Victoria and Albert Museum and galleries worldwide. He is at present leading his second large scale project with the British Museum and curating a major exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery. He is the founder director of festivals in Kusaamo, Finland, and Nikosia, Cyprus. He presently plays on a 1698 Stradivari once owned by Joseph Joachim.

For more information, please visit Peter Sheppard Skærved’s website www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com.

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
COATES String Quartets Nos 1-9 Naxos 8.503240
GLASS Of Beauty and Light (US Version) Naxos 8.503202
PÄRT The Silence of Being Naxos 8.506015

Peter Sheppard Skærved’s hands-playing Paganini’s del Gesu violin,
‘il cannone’ at the 2007 Paganiniana in Genova, Italy

Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
CLARKE, N.: Samurai / Black Fire / The Miraculous Violin Naxos
Instrumental, Orchestral, Instrumental, Orchestral
COATES, G.: String Quartet No. 9 / Solo Violin Sonata / Lyric Suite (Kreutzer Quartet, Chadwick) Naxos
Instrumental, Chamber Music
HENZE: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 3 / 5 Night-Pieces Naxos
Concertos, Chamber Music
MORAVEC: Time Gallery (The) / Protean Fantasy / Ariel Fantasy Naxos
Chamber Music
ROCHBERG: Violin Concerto Naxos
SIMAKU: String Quartets Nos. 2 and 3 / Soliloquy I-III Naxos

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