CLASSICAL MUSIC PRODUCTION
Brad Michel, renown classical music recording engineer & senior producer, North America for Parma Recordings is known worldwide for his vivid and lifelike portrayal of acoustic music. Trained as a classical musician at both Northwestern University and the Eastman School of Music, his fascination with the creative combination of microphones and music developed while working in the studios at Eastman. A recording professional for over 30 years, Brad previously held positions at The Boston University School of Music & Soundmirror Inc. Having worked with Harmonia Mundi USA for over 25 years, he has been involved in hundreds of productions for the label, and together with Robina Young, Harmonia Mundi executive producer and artistic director, represented one of the most prolific and respected recording teams in recent years. Lauded by both the music and audiophile press, past recordings have earned distinctions including The 2021 Inaugural Gramophone Award for Spacial Audio, The BBC Music Magazine Award for Technical Excellence in Recording, multiple Gramophone Awards, Gramophone Critic’s Choice Awards, multiple Grammy Awards & nominations, Classic FM Record of the Year, Juno Awards, Diapason d`or de l'année, Cannes Classical Award , Der Deutscher Schallplatten Preis, The Edison Award. Recordings are frequently included on audiophile lists including Stereophile’s Record of the Month, Records to Die For, The New York Times Year's Best List and The Absolute Sound’s Golden Ear awards.
Brad has collaborated with groups including, The English Concert, Academy of Ancient Music, English Chamber Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Stile Antico, Anonymous 4, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Frieburger Barockorchester, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Conspirare, Voces8, Taflemusik, Tokyo String Quartet and with artists including Andrew Manze, Richard Egarr, Paul Hillier, Daniele Gatti, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Jon Nakamatsu, Olga Kern & Paul O’Dette. Recent associations include Producer for a multi-year recording project with the St. Louis Symphony and Maestro Stéphane Denève, guest lecturer at the Boston University College of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania & Longy School of Music of Bard College as well as a journey into the world of video game music with Artifice Studio Montreal and members of the Boston Camerata.
© 2013 by BRAD MICHEL.