Simon KilnClassical Producer & Editor

Simon Kiln

CLASSICAL
PRODUCER &
EDITOR.

An award winning Classical Producer and Editor, Simon began life at Abbey Road in 1993 as an editor after a previous life as a singer and performer. His more recent production credits include work for the Royal Opera House on Andrea Chenier with Jonas Kaufmann, Eva Maria Westbroek, Antonio Pappano and The Flying Dutchman with Andris Nelsons and Bryn Terfel, Vivaldi’s 4 Seasons with Violinist James Ehnes and Faure’s Requiem with Gerald Finley and the Choir of Kings College Cambridge.  He has also worked with Simon Rattle, Maxim Vengerov, Natalie Clein, Alison Balsom, Benjamin Grosvenor, Stephen Kovacevich as well as singers Angelika Kirchschlager, Susan Graham, Christianne Stotijn and Liz Watts amongst many others .  Highlights of 20 years at Abbey Road include La Boheme (Pappano, Alagna) Tristan (Domingo, Stemme, Pappano),  many recordings with the Choir of Kings College Cambridge, with whom he has helped to establish a thriving label as well as recording and mixing New Year’s celebrations in Vienna (1997) and Berlin (2007). The SACD release Hymn Anthems from Kings College was Editor’s Choice in Gramophone (June 2015).
Simon is also in demand for his work on editing film soundtracks, and has worked on the music for many major productions including Planet Earth and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Simon enjoys the dialogue with artists that working in production involves as well as the technical aspect of the recording process. He believes that the equipment and microphones at Abbey Road are really special, providing a unique instrument to capture a perfect recording.

Discography

2015

Bluefields - Joy Sigaud feat. Philharmonia Orchestra

Bluefields

Joy Sigaud feat. Philharmonia Orchestra
Carroll: The Castle Of Mey - Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Children's Choir

Carroll: The Castle Of Mey

Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Children's Choir
Chamber Songs - Ben Johnson & James Baillieu

Chamber Songs

Ben Johnson & James Baillieu
Elgar / Respighi / Debussy Violin Sonatas - James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong

Elgar / Respighi / Debussy Violin Sonatas

James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong
Franck & Strauss Violin Sonatas - James Ehnes

Franck & Strauss Violin Sonatas

James Ehnes
Gabrieli: Sacrae Symphoniae (1615) - Choir of Kings College Cambridge & HMSC

Gabrieli: Sacrae Symphoniae (1615)

Choir of Kings College Cambridge & HMSC
Hymn - Stephen Cleobury & Alison Balsom

Hymn

Stephen Cleobury & Alison Balsom
Ligeti / Dallapiccola / Bloch - Natalie Clein

Ligeti / Dallapiccola / Bloch

Natalie Clein
Liszt / Reubke / Mendelssohn Organ Works - Stephen Cleobury

Liszt / Reubke / Mendelssohn Organ Works

Stephen Cleobury
Musica E Poesia - Rosa Feola & Iain Burnside

Musica E Poesia

Rosa Feola & Iain Burnside
Nyman String Quartets - Smith Quartet

Nyman String Quartets

Smith Quartet
Royal Opera House: Nelsons & Terfel - Wagner: The Flying Dutchman

Royal Opera House: Nelsons & Terfel

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman
Sibelius: Schubert Quartets - Ehnes Quartet

Sibelius: Schubert Quartets

Ehnes Quartet
Sibelius: Violin Concerto - Maxim Vengerov & Oxford Philharmonic

Sibelius: Violin Concerto

Maxim Vengerov & Oxford Philharmonic
Songs Of Spain - Hank Neven & Andrew Armstrong

Songs Of Spain

Hank Neven & Andrew Armstrong
The Lady In The Van - George Fenton

The Lady In The Van

George Fenton
Voice Of Peace - Friar Alessandro

Voice Of Peace

Friar Alessandro

2014

American Chamber Music - James Ehnes

American Chamber Music

James Ehnes
Beethoven The Complete String Quartets - Belcea Quartet

Beethoven The Complete String Quartets

Belcea Quartet
Elgar: Sea Pictures - Donald Fraser

Elgar: Sea Pictures

Donald Fraser
Faure: Requiem - Choir of King's College Cambridge & Finley

Faure: Requiem

Choir of King's College Cambridge & Finley
Favourite Carols - Choir of King's College Cambridge

Favourite Carols

Choir of King's College Cambridge
Homecoming - Nicola Benedetti

Homecoming

Nicola Benedetti
Hvovslef Music for Guitar - Stein Erik Olsen & Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

Hvovslef Music for Guitar

Stein Erik Olsen & Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Joy Alone - Angel Blue & Iain Burnside

Joy Alone

Angel Blue & Iain Burnside
Liszt / Mendelssohn / Reubke - Stephen Cleobury

Liszt / Mendelssohn / Reubke

Stephen Cleobury
Mozart: Don Giovanni - Royal Opera House

Mozart: Don Giovanni

Royal Opera House
Prokofiev Cello Sonata - Leonard Elschenbroich

Prokofiev Cello Sonata

Leonard Elschenbroich
Psallite - Cor Cantiamo

Psallite

Cor Cantiamo
The Heart That Flutters - Lawrence Brownlee & Iain Burnside

The Heart That Flutters

Lawrence Brownlee & Iain Burnside
Vivaldi: Four Season - James Ehnes & Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Vivaldi: Four Season

James Ehnes & Sydney Symphony Orchestra

2013

Amore e Morte - Ekaterina Siurina & Iain Burnside

Amore e Morte

Ekaterina Siurina & Iain Burnside
Britten Around Britain - Matthew Barley

Britten Around Britain

Matthew Barley
Britten: St Nicolas - Choir of King's College Cambridge & Britten Sinfonia

Britten: St Nicolas

Choir of King's College Cambridge & Britten Sinfonia
Britten: War Requiem - Pappano & Santa Cecilia

Britten: War Requiem

Pappano & Santa Cecilia
Faure: Melodies - Ailish Tynan & Iain Burnside

Faure: Melodies

Ailish Tynan & Iain Burnside
La Strada - Alison Balsom & Carreras

La Strada

Alison Balsom & Carreras
My First Decade - Nicola Benedetti

My First Decade

Nicola Benedetti
Poems To Beauty And Passion - Phillip Lambert

Poems To Beauty And Passion

Phillip Lambert
Saint Saens Cello Concerto - Natalie Clein & BBC SSO & Manze

Saint Saens Cello Concerto

Natalie Clein & BBC SSO & Manze
Villa Lobos Guitar Concerto - Stein Erik Olsen & Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

Villa Lobos Guitar Concerto

Stein Erik Olsen & Norwegian Chamber Orchestra