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).