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 July 6 - Invisible Cities
Niccólo Paganini – Caprices Op 1 (Publ. 1820)
Eugène Ysaÿe– Two Sonatas (1 & 4) (1924)
Evis Sammoutis – Nicosia Études *(2014-2017)
Peter Sheppard Skærved – Three Nicosia Troubadours (2017)
Gregory Rose – Three Études* (2015)
Jörg Widmann – Études (1994) *#
Guest: Emily Jo Gibbs – Artist
Paganini’Caprices & Ysaÿe Sonatas thread through this concert, framing new etudes resulting from Peter’s site-specific work with Cypriot composer, Evis Sammoutis, music inspired by the history and layers of an ancient and modern city.
# Introducing the Luca Alessandrini ‘Spider Silk’ Violin
*Works written for Peter Sheppard Skaerved
Artist Emily Jo Gibbs has been acclaimed for her exquisite work in three fields: fashion, 3 dimensional work and 2 dimensional embroidery. Her work can be found in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum and she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
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