Notable violinist Skærved to perform at college
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College Department of Music presents violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved in concert on Friday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. in a salon-style performance that sets the music of our time in counterpoint with the rich repertoire for violin from the 17th century.
Sheppard Skærved is the dedicatee of well over 400 works for solo violin by composers such as George Rochberg, Judith Weir, Michael Finnissy and Hans Werner Henze. He regularly appears as a soloist in over 30 countries. His discography is extensive, ranging from cycles of sonatas by Beethoven and Telemann, the complete quartets of David Matthews, Michael Tippett, and cycles of concerti from Haydn to Henze.
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. He records for NMC, Chandos, Naxos, Metier and Toccata. Director of an acclaimed series of concerts at Wiltons Music Hall in London, 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.
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 British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Galleries, Victoria and Albert Museum and worldwide.
He plays on a 1698 Stradivari owned by Joseph Joachim from the collections of the Royal Academy of Music, where he is the Fellow of Performance Studies.
The public is welcome to this free concert at Robison Hall, in the Mahaney Center for the Arts at 72 Porter Field Road on the Middlebury College campus. Free parking is available. For more information call 802-443-5221 or click here.
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