The Old Granary Studio

The Old Granary is a restored 18th Century Norfolk barn set in the heart of rural South Norfolk and near to the Waveney Valley town of Beccles. Many world class musicians and ensembles have performed and recorded here and a selection of these are: Members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Academy of St Martin in the Fields, The Sacconi Quartet, Piers Lane, Tasmin Little, John Lill, Melvyn Tan, Kathryn Stott, Benjamin Grosvenor, Freddy Kempf and Natalie Clein. Jazz artists include Martin Taylor, Julian Joseph, Jacqui Dankworth and The Royal Academy of Music jazz department with Stan Sulzmann. Legendary rock star Rick Wakeman is a annual peformer!

Please do look at our new season of varied concerts and we look forward to making you welcome, and giving you a very enjoyable concert-going experience.


Founded in 2001 The Old Granary Studio is now firmly established as one of the most respected, inspirational and friendly venues of it's kind
 
Above: An outdoor event in the Granary courtyard, the former farm buildings are little changed from 200 years ago.
Left: Is a chamber concert by Members of
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
who are in their 10th year of residence at the Lowestoft Marina Theatre

Studio recording
work continues on a regular basis and particularly the piano recording facilities are a unique kind as discovered by many artists. Examples of recently recorded piano discs are by Pascal Roge 'Poets du Piano', Rupert Egerton-Smith on Garat Records, Nigel Hess 'Silent Nights' and Rick Wakeman 'Always With You'. New releases are expected soon on the SOMM label including Martin Cousin and James Barralet. A groundbreaking eight disc project continues with Sten Lassmann, recording the complete works of Estonian composer Heino Eller on Toccata Classics.

Previous releases have been from a wide range of music genre with global sales such as the Aquinas Piano Trio (Ravel and Saint Saens), Plush Music TV (videos), Hayley Sanderson vocal from the BBC 'Strictly Come Dancing' show and Jeremy Limb with solo piano recordings of Ludovico Einaudi and Philip Glass. Emily Barker of folk hero fame recorded her album 'Despite The Snow' with her band The Red Clay Halo. The title of the album reflecting the wintery conditions at the time of recording.

Pascal Rogé performs Debussy Preludes

Sacconi Quartet Nettle and Markham
 
News

22nd February 2015

New concert series
coming soon!

Booking from mid March
with the first concert on
25th April 2015

Artists to include:

Jazz
Martin Taylor 25/4

Alison Burns Trio 16/5

Classical
Kammer Philharmonie 31/5

English Chamber Choir 06/6
with
Rick Wakeman
(Commission work
first performance)

Piers Lane 20/6

European Union Chamber Orchestra 13/7

Tasmin Little 20/9

Clare Hammond 24/10

Melvyn Tan 01/11

Rick Wakeman and guests
Early December

Concert Series 2014
Concluded



Links

For piano sales and
Steinway concert hire

Giller Pianos

Concerts at Cratfield
Six concerts
June - September 2015

Academy St Thomas Orchestra

Norwich orchestra

 
Above: Aerial view. Below: Leslie Howard
Above: Art exhibition. Below: Wedding dinner