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The British violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved is the dedicatee of over 400 works by composers including Hans Werner Henze, Poul Ruders, David Matthews, Judith Weir and George Rochberg. He has a diverse international career, ranging from solo appearances in over 30 countries, to in-depth projects and residencies. Skærved is a prolific recording artist, resulting in GRAMMY® and Gramophone award nominations, and awards from BBC Music Magazine.

He is the only musician to have curated an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London and has made projects for the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and many other galleries worldwide.

During 2018 he will be leading and performing a series of concerts of 17th-century solo music in 20 of the Christopher Wren churches in London’s Square Mile. He is married to the Danish writer and poet, Malene Skӕrved, and is the Viotti Lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where he was elected Fellow in 2013.

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