Peter Sheppard Skaerved

Peter Sheppard Skaerved is Viotti Lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music, and leader of the Kreutzer Quartet. An internationally recognised virtuoso violinist, he has unparalleled experience of collaborating with museums and galleries on major projects. He is the dedicatee of over 400 works for violin, 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. Peter is a prolific recording artist, having released over 60 critically acclaimed recordings. Peter is the only musician to have curated an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London and has made projects for the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and galleries worldwide. For recordings, films, writing and more info, go to