Simon KilnProducer / Engineer

Simon Kiln

PRODUCER /
ENGINEER.

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.