CLASSICAL MUSIC PRODUCTION
Brad Michel, renown classical music recording engineer & session producer for Harmonia Mundi and and Clarion Productions in Boston 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 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 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, Stile Antico, Anonymous 4, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Frieburger Barockorchester, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Conspirare, 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 recording producer for Parma Recordings, Producer for the Saint Louis Symphony's 2019 launch of their new label with Maestro Stéphane Denève and guest lecturer at the Boston University College of Fine Arts & Longy School of Musc of Bard College