Three salon evenings at The Forge celebrating making and the links between music and craft.
Arranged by Peter Sheppard Skærved - Violin/presenter
After the success of our first musical evening, Peter returns with three salons inspired by the magnificent architecture and acoustics of the The Forge and the craftspeople at work at Craft Central. He brings guest musicians and interviews three craftspeople about their work.
Friday June 1st - Colours-Limits
Guest Artist – Mihailo Trandafilovski
Georg Phillip Telemann – Gulliver’s Travels (1727) ‘Der getreue Musikmeister’
Mihailo Trandafilovski – Duos & Solos *
Sheppard Skærved/Trandafilovski-Forge Improvisation
Béla Bartók – 44 Duos (1922)
Guest craftsperson: - Walter Berwick – Spectacle maker
The Macedonian composer violinist Mihailo Trandafilovski draws inspiration from the very core of string sound, the rasp of bow on string, the shine of harmonics. His works are the perfect foil for Bartók’s astonishing duos.. This concert marks the launch of 'Diptych', the new disc of Trandafilovski's works, on the METIER label, featuring these artists
*Works written for Peter Sheppard Skaerved
Spectacle-maker Walter Berwick has a deep connection to the world of the violin. He spent part of this career crafting the finely made 'frogs' for the bows, when they were still carved in decorative tortoiseshell.
Peter Sheppard Skærved
Peter lives in Wapping and is a Grammy-nominated violinist and the dedicatee of over 400 works for solo violin. His collaboration with composers began in his late teens, working with the great Hans Werner Henze. Peter’s pioneering work on music for violin alone has resulted in research, performances and recordings of cycles by Tartini, Telemann, Bach, de Bériot, and, Most recently, his project, ‘Preludes and Vollenteries’, has brought together 200 unknown works from the 17th Century, from composers including Colombi, Matteis, Marini and Lonati, with the Wren and Hawksmoor Churches in London’s Square Mile.
His work with museums has resulted in long term projects at institutions including the Metropolitan Museum, New York City, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the British Museum, Galeria Rufino Tamayo Mexico City, and the exhibition ‘Only Connect’, which he curated at the National Portrait Gallery.. Peter is the founder and leader of the Kreutzer Quartet and the artistic director of the ensemble Longbow.
Admission £10 through the website or on the door. Concessions available on the door.
Full disabled access
Start time 7.30. Doors open 7.00.
Full running time [including interval] two hours