Arne AkselbergSenior Engineer

Arne Akselberg

SENIOR
 ENGINEER

Arne Akselberg began his career working as a studio assistant whilst studying at the Norwegian Academy of Music. After graduating he started the classical label Simax in 1979, engineering most of their releases as well as running the company, and gained a prestigious reputation as a classical balance engineer both in his native Norway and internationally. He was invited to join Abbey Road Studios as Senior Classical Engineer by the then studio manager Alan Parsons in 1998. 
Arne is a multiple Grammy Award winning engineer who works regularly with some of the biggest composers and artists worldwide including Leif Ove Andsnes, Ian Bostridge, the Belcea Quartet, Maxim Vengerov and Sir Paul McCartney.
He has also worked extensively with such classical artists as Yuri Temirkanov, James Galway, Sabine Meyer, Sir Charles Mackerras, Mariss Jansons, David Daniels and Itzhak Perlman and his skills and musical taste have caught the attention of major record companies, including EMI, BMG, Hyperion and Sony.

In addition to his 2007 Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Album, Classical, Arne has won three Grammys: for Truls Mork's recording of the Britten Cello Suites (2001), Maxim Vengerov's recording of the Britten Violin Concerto and Walton Viola Concerto, conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich (2005) and Evgeny Kissin's recording of Prokofiev Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3 conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy (2009).

Discography

2015

1615 Gabrieli in Venice - King's College Cambridge Choir

1615 Gabrieli in Venice

King's College Cambridge Choir

2014

Beethoven: Piano Concertos 3 & 4 - Daniel Harding / Maria João Pires

Beethoven: Piano Concertos 3 & 4

Daniel Harding / Maria João Pires
Dances - Benjamin Grosvener

Dances

Benjamin Grosvener
The Beethoven Journey - Leif Ove Andsnes

The Beethoven Journey

Leif Ove Andsnes

2011

Mozart Flute Quartets - James Galway/ Tokyo String Quartet

Mozart Flute Quartets

James Galway/ Tokyo String Quartet

2010

Italian Concertos - Alison Balsom

Italian Concertos

Alison Balsom
Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos No.3 & No.4 - Leif Ove Andsnes

Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos No.3 & No.4

Leif Ove Andsnes

1999

Cuba - Manuel Barrueco

Cuba

Manuel Barrueco
Kurt Weill: Der Silbersee - London Sinfonietta/ Markus Stenz

Kurt Weill: Der Silbersee

London Sinfonietta/ Markus Stenz

1997

Brahms/ Sibelius/ Stenhammer Songs  - Hakan Hagegard/ Warren Jones

Brahms/ Sibelius/ Stenhammer Songs

Hakan Hagegard/ Warren Jones

1996

Purcell: Complete Fantasies for Viols - Phantasm

Purcell: Complete Fantasies for Viols

Phantasm

1994

Haydn Cello Concertos - Truls Mork/Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/ Brown

Haydn Cello Concertos

Truls Mork/Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/ Brown

1993

Gershwin Gold - Andrew Litton/ Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Gershwin Gold

Andrew Litton/ Royal Philharmonic Orchestra