Concert series concluded, reference only.
Chamber Music Weekend 1
Saturday 18th April at 7.30 pm
Piers Lane - Piano
It is always a pleasure to see Piers at the Granary, his opening concert of piano masterworks features: Beethoven’s “Andante Favouri”, Brahms’ Sonata No.3 and Chopin’s 24 Preludes.
"No praise could be high enough for Piers Lane whose playing throughout is of a superb musical intelligence, sensitivity, and scintillating brilliance." Bryce Morrison Gramophone
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Book the two concerts together for £28
Sunday 19th April at 3.00 pm
The Goldner String Quartet with Piers Lane - Piano
For this afternoon concert Piers joins the quartet with a programme including the Mahler Piano Quartet, Beethoven quartet ‘The Harp’ and the Bloch Piano Quintet no. 1.
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Supported by The Friends of The Old Granary Studio
Book the two concerts together for £28
Saturday 6th June at 7.30 pm
Suffolk Poetry Society - Shubertaid
An Evening of Poetry with Music
Suffolk Poetry is a Society of 130 Poets and poetry lovers.
Shubertaid was the name given to those intimate Viennese evenings when Franz Schubert made music with his artistic friends. Join us to recapture the spirit of those times and hear original works read by the authors then set to music by pianist Holger Aston.
Holger Aston read Modern Languages at Oxford before winning a scholarship to continue his musical studies at the Guildhall. His piano teachers have included John York, Craig Sheppard and Yonty Solomon. He also twice won a scholarship to study with the Russian pianist Alexander Satz in Vienna. Holger was Director of Music at St. Anselms's and Cecelia's Kingsway 2002 – 2004 and is a regular performer with the Lecosaldi Ensemble. He is known in this region as a regular soloist at the East Anglian International Music Festival and through previous appearances with Suffolk Poetry.
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Chamber Music Weekend 2
Satuday 13th June at 7.30 pm
The Aquinas Trio - Violin, Cello & Piano
We are pleased to present our first piano trio at the Old Granary with a diverse and exciting programme of the Haydn Gypsy Trio, Mendelssohn’s Trio No. 2 (C minor) and Saint Saens Trio No. 2 (E minor).
Book the two concerts together for £32
Sunday 14th June at 3.00 pm
Adrian Brendel & Tim Horton - Cello & Piano
Adrian and Tim present the first of two cello recitals this season
Schumann - 5 Stücke im Volkston Op 102
Carter - Cello Sonata (1948)
Birtwistle - Lied for Piano and Cello and Variations
Shostakovich - Sonata for cello and piano in D minor, op.40
Adrian Brendel has quickly established himself as one of the leading cellists of his generation, performing extensively as a soloist and in chamber music throughout Europe, the US, and Japan. He has worked frequently with artists such as Imogen Cooper, Paul Lewis, Till Fellner, Lisa Batiashvili, Daniel Hope, Lawrence Power, Katharine Gowers and Tim Horton. His recent two year partnership with his father Alfred Brendel, performing all of Beethoven’s music for cello and piano at venues throughout the world was a huge public and critical success. They have also recorded these works for Philips, and their interpretation of the A major Sonata was the top recommendation on the BBC’s “Building a Library Programme”.
Recent concert highlights include recitals in Amsterdam, Lucerne, Florence, Frankfurt, Graz, Vienna, London, Paris, Madrid and Valencia, and concerto appearances with the Sinfonia Varsovia, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He has also recorded for radio companies across Europe including BBC, ORF, NDR, WDR, Sudwestfunk and Deutschlandradio.
Adrian Brendel studied at Winchester College, Cambridge University and with Frans Helmerson at the Cologne music conservatoire. Other important teachers included Alexander Baillie, Miklos Perenyi and William Pleeth, with whom he developed a strong attachment to chamber music. He also attended masterclasses with the Alban Berg quartet and Gyorgy Kurtag. He was a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s prestigious CMS2 young artist scheme from 2002-2004. He is co-founder of Music at Plush, a summer music festival held every year in Dorset, Southwest England.
"Adrian Brendel is everything but a showman: his tone is clear and precise, leaning towards classical refinement, always exposing an acute understanding of the composer’s intentions…One learnt more about Beethoven’s artistic development in two hours than one might have from entire seminars devoted to this subject".
Tim Horton was born in Brighton in 1974. He started taking piano lessons at the age of 6 and entered Chetham's School of Music in Manchester 3 years later. His teachers included Charles Hopkins and Ryszard Bakst. He is a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge.
In 1995 Tim was asked to replace Alfred Brendel at short notice to give 2 performances of Schoenberg's Piano Concerto with the CBSO and Sir Simon Rattle at Symphony Hall, Birmingham and the Royal Festival Hall, London. He has performed with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony and Trondheim Symphony orchestras, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Following performances of Britten's The Turn of the Screw in Aix-en-Provence, Vienna and Edinburgh with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Tim participated in their recording of the work for Virgin Classics.
Chamber music forms a central part of Tim's musical activities. As the duo partner of the cellist Adrian Brendel, he has given concerts in Italy, Germany and at the Wigmore Hall, London. Their future engagements include a concert in Istanbul, tours of Spain and Scotland and recitals throughout England.
He is a regular performer at the Music at Plush Festival, and has also played at the Aldeburgh Festival and with members of the RLPO. As a recitalist Tim has performed in Tilburg, Holland, at the Schumannhaus in Bonn and throughout the U.K. In 2005 he was chosen as the scholar of the Ruhr Klavier-Festival at the recommendation of Alfred Brendel, an honour that included a recital at the Festival.
Saturday 27th June at 7.30 pm
Natalie Clein & Kathryn Stott - Cello & Piano
We are thrilled to welcome Natalie to the Old Granary accompanied by Kathryn Stott. Kathryn gave a magnificent concert with Noriko Ogawa last year in a two piano recital.
Bartok - 'Hungarian Rhapsody'
Dvorak - 'Waldesruhe'
Brahms - Sonata op 32 in E minor
Fyfe - Dangerfield
Casals - 'Song of the Birds'
De Falla - 'Suite Popular Espanol'
Piazzola - 'Grand Tango'
Saturday 5th September 7.30pm
Sunday 6th September 3.00pm
Martin Taylor - Guitar Alison Burns - Vocal
Tickets £18 for each concert
Book the two concerts together for £32
Award winning acoustic guitarist Martin Taylor and guest singer and Alison Burns join us for a bumper weekend of jazz and fun!
‘Martin Taylor is one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument. He's unbelievable’ - Pat Metheny
Award winning guitarist MARTIN TAYLOR has established a unique musical career as an internationally acclaimed musician, and his inimitable style has seen him recognised as the world's foremost exponent of solo jazz guitar playing. As well as his solo concerts and recordings, he has also collaborated with musicians from many different musical genre including, Stephane Grappelli, Chet Atkins, Bill Wyman, George Harrison, Dionne Warwick, Sacha Distel, Bryn Terfel and Jamie Cullum. From 1979 to 1990 he toured the world and recorded over 20 albums with the French jazz violin legend STEPHANE GRAPPELLI. Their album with Vassar Clements "Together At Last" won a Grammy Nomination in 1987.
Monsieur Grappelli described him as ‘A great artist, rich in talent and elegance’
Surrounded by the surfeit of little girl voices prevalent in jazz today, it's almost a relief to encounter a mature but flexible voice like Alison Burns. Beyond the vocal quality is imaginative delivery and interpretation that comes from experience in life as well as performance. The way she weighs and colours the lyrics in her singing place her in rare company. At home in any setting, from festival and theatre stages to small, intimate venues, Alison Burns never fails to touch the audience with her soul-stirring performances. The concert will fearure a range of jazz standards old and new.
"Burns confirms her pedigree with the lightest of touches - imperceptibly hurrying a word here, stretching another into a soft hoot, stretching a sound into a whispered glissando. - John Fordham (The Guardian)
“She has the ability, rare in all but the best jazz singers, to make even the most frequently heard, over-recorded standards sound fresh and interesting.” - Jazz Journal
Saturday 19th September 7.30pm
Noriko Ogawa - Piano
A warm welcome back to Noriko for a solo recital of piano masterpieces.
Grieg: Holberg Suite
Beethoven: Tempest (sonata Op.31-2)
Takemitsu: Rain Tree Sketch
Liszt: B minor sonata
Friday 23rd October 7.30 pm
Pascal Roge - Piano
We are proud to announce our first ‘live’ recorded concert for CD release in 2010. Pascal performs a recital of Chopin and French Impressionism.
Fauré Nocturne No. 1 in E flat minor, Op. 33 No. 1
Chopin Nocturne No. 13 in C minor, Op. 48 No. 1
Poulenc Nocturne No. 1 in C major
Ravel 3 Valses from Valses nobles et sentimentales
Presque lent, dans un sentiment intime
Chopin Valse in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2
Debussy Mazurka in B minor
Chopin Mazurka in B minor, Op. 33 No. 4
Debussy Etude pour les huits doigts from 12 Etudes pour piano Book I
Chopin No. 1 inA flat major from 12 Etudes Op. 25
Debussy Pour les arpèges composées from 12 Etudes pour piano Book II
Chopin Etudein C minor, Op. 10 No. 12 Revolutionary
Debussy Les Fées sont d’exquises danseusesfrom Préludes Book II
Chopin No. 15 in D flat major from 24 Preludes Op. 28
Debussy Préludes Book 1
La fille aux cheveux de lin
Le vent dans la plaine
Ce qu’à vu le vent d’ouest
Chopin No. 6 in B minor from 24 Preludes Op. 28
Debussy La Terrasse des audiences au clair de lune from Préludes Book II
Les Collines d’Anacapri from Préludes Book II
Canope from Préludes Book II
Chopin Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op 52
Pascal Rogé exemplifies the finest in French pianism; his playing of Poulenc, Satie, Fauré, Saint-Saëns or Ravel in particular is characterised by its elegance, beauty and delicate phrasing – his name is simply synonymous with the best playing of French repertory in the world today. THE A & R TIMES, JUNE 2005 Onyx/Debussy Preludes Recording
‘Here are all 24 of Debussy’s piano Preludes which paint fantastically subtle musical portraits of nature, exotic far-off places and contemporary life. Rogé’s interpretations have great authority as he studied with a pupil of Debussy. And he is a pianist of subtle touch, able to capture a great range of colours and moods’
Friday 4th December 7.30pm
Rick Wakeman - Christmas Piano Concert
Please ask to be added to our waiting list
We are sure our Grumpy Old Rock Star will be in his finest form for a special seasonal concert to round off the season.
Rick is resident in South Norfolk and rapidly sold out his Norwich Cathedral concert at Christmas. So be quick to book tickets for the Old Granary as seating is limited! A rare opportunity to see at close quarters one of the world’s legendary performers in a ‘simply acoustic’ programme. Rick tells anecdotes in between solo piano performances of famous works
Welcome to our 2009 concert season at the Old Granary.
Once again we are proud to present an array of world famous musicians in our 2009 season. We hope you enjoy reading our brochure and please do not hesitate to book early to ensure your seats.
After the success and popularity of last year’s light pre-concert suppers, we will continue to provide a choice of freshly prepared salads and soups available from 6pm for evening and 1pm for afternoon concerts.
We would like to extend special thanks to Rosemary de Vere and the Board of the ‘Friends of the Old Granary Studio Concerts Trust’ and indeed all the ‘Friends’ whose contributions and fund raising have made many of the concerts possible. The ‘Friends’ continue to flourish giving more support to concerts than ever this year, thus our programme is further enhanced with internationally renowned artists.
Also thanks to our patron Piers Lane, our President Sir Nicholas Bacon and our friends, family and helpers who contribute in countless ways.
Andrew and Jill Giller
Proprietors and Artistic Directors of The Old Granary Studio Spring 2009