Following approximately 10 years of ownership in the hands of Jeremy and Helen Hayes the famous POTTON HALL RECORDING STUDIO along with the house, holiday cottages and caravan site were recently sold to John and Priscilla Westgarth.
However, despite the change of ownership it is very much BUSINESS AS USUAL. We do not expect any significant changes in the way the recording studio is run, Musicians and technicians will still be able to hire the holiday cottage(s) if they so wish or do bed and breakfast staying with us in the main house, or as the Escher String Quartet did recently, stay in the cottages but come over to the house each morning for our quality continental breakfast. We also provide a light ‘soup and a sandwich’ lunch if required. We are totally flexible in our desire to meet your needs – just tell us what you want.
We have only been in residence a short while but in that time the recording studio has been used by Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sarah Beth Briggs, The Doric String Quartet and The Escher String Quartet – not a bad start to our new venture.
Priscilla and John are ably supported by John’s daughter Holly who has been appointed as full time administrator and John’s P.A. You are likely to get Holly in the first instance if you telephone us at any time.
We plan a period of refurbishment of the building and equipment over the coming months and welcome comments and suggestions from all interested parties on where improvements would benefit the recording studio. It is in all our interests to ensure Potton Hall retains its special place as a recording studio of the highest quality used by the top classical musicians of the day.
We have already made a number of new friends from the people coming to Potton Hall and we know we will make many more in the years to come and this is really what makes our new project exciting for us.
So, please note – we are open for business, both old and new clients and we all look forward to giving you a special welcome when you next come to POTTON HALL.
John, Priscilla and Holly Westgarth