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

16th October 2014
Tickets still available for
Lucy Parham on 09:10

Rick and Adam Wakeman
on 28:11 is SOLD OUT


Concert Series 2014
Booking now

Sunday 6th April at 3.00pm
Tasmin Little & Piers Lane
Violin Recital

Sunday 11th May at 3.00pm
Kammer Philharmonie Europa Chamber Orchestra

Saturday 21st June at 7.30pm
Pro-Arte Quartet
Chamber Recital

Sunday 21st September at 7.30pm
Jazz Concert with Chris Garrick Quartet ‘Beginning with Bach’

Saturday 27th September at 7.30pm
Nettle & Markham
Piano Duet

Saturday 11th October at 7:30pm
Martin Roscoe
Piano Recital

Sunday 9th November at 3.00pm
Lucy Parham - Piano & Words
‘Nocturne’ - The Romantic Life of Frederic Chopin

Friday 28th November at 7.30pm
Wakeman with Wakeman
Rick and his son Adam entertain


Links

For piano sales and
Steinway concert hire

Giller Pianos

Concerts at Cratfield
Six concerts
June - September 2014

Academy St Thomas Orchestra

Norwich orchestra

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