Celebrating Collaboration (17/18th December 2020)

Peter Sheppard Skaerved

Peter Sheppard Skaerved

Recordings are available in your account for 30 days from purchase date (or 30 days from class date if you attended live).

Celebrating Collaboration

Peter Sheppard Skaerved presents two talks exploring the collaboration between performers and composers, alive and deceased, and between music and the arts. This is the first instalment of an ongoing series celebrating collaboration.

December 17th

1. Collaborating with the Baroque - Vilsmaÿr, Biber, Grinling Gibbons, Nicola LeFanu
How do we reach back to the past? How does the old become new?

Johan Vilsmaÿr’s six ‘partias’ solo violin are an extraordinary bridge, from the virtuosic ‘German-speaking’ violin of the late 17th century, heard in the works of Biber, Baltzar, Matteis and Walther, to philosophical masterpieces of 1720s and ‘30s – Bach and Telemann’s. Peter explores this amazing colourful cycle, full of dances, re-tunings and ... canaries. Alongside this, a recent work, 'Prelude after Grinling Gibbons' by the great British composer Nicola LeFanu. This reanimates the art of the 17th century carver, Grinling Gibbons, through the music of Orlando di Lasso, and summons the spirits of King David and Saint Cecelia with their harp and organ.

December 18th

2. Collaborating with Art - Paul Klee, Sadie Harrison, Hafliði Hallgrímsson, Aphra Behn, Robert Saxton

Where do the worlds of Art and Music counterpoint? Where do they collide?

Music and painting live in intertwined worlds, and many composers have found their inspiration through graphic Art. Peter introduces the work of the composer/painter Hafliði Hallgrímsson, whose cycle of solo violin works evokes the life of the painter-violinist Paul Klee. Alongside these, two composers who have written and are writing cycles of works based on Sheppard Skaerved's own work with pencil and brush, Sadie Harrison and Robert Saxton.


Classes held via zoom, limited to small numbers. This event has multiple classes. Missed a class? You can still purchase a ticket to access the recording.

All times are displayed in your timezone: America/Chicago Edit Timezone

All sessions: €35.00 Individual sessions: €20.00