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Planet Hugill: Music on the Moors


Ayriel Studios (Photo RecordProduction.com)
Ayriel Studios (Photograph RecordProduction.com)

The cellist Jamie Walton launched North York Moors Chamber Music Pageant in 2009. Twice shortlisted for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award, the pageant was one of many solely organisations that went forward as deliberate in the course of the pandemic (in each 2020 and 2021), enjoying to socially distanced dwell audiences in a 5000 sq. foot acoustically tailored marquee. 

Now Walton has launched one other mission, he’s creative director of Ayriel Studios a brand new residential recording studio and inventive retreat set throughout the spectacular panorama of the North York Moors Nationwide Park. Launched earlier this yr, it has taken six years from inception to completion. The studio is in a big, transformed barn, with three adjoining self-catering farm cottages that sleep as much as 12 individuals, surrounded by stone-walled fields on one aspect and heather moorland on the opposite. It’s a musical haven. 

The studio presents a bespoke service, together with assist with journey preparations. Artists might keep on web site and have every part taken care of, together with home-cooked meals, to allow them to calm down and focus absolutely on their mission. 

Walton feedback, “It appears to be working – pianist, Peter Donohoe, shocked himself by recording 17 sonatas in a single go to, Viktoria Mullova and Alasdair Beatson recorded a disc of Schubert and completed early, and I just lately recorded The Bach Suites in three days.”

Full particulars from the studio’s web site.

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