Aline Blondiau has established herself as one of the best recording producers for classical music in Europe.

Additionally, she is highly appreciated as a balance engineer and an editing director, and among other things, for her exceptional patience in selecting the best takes.

After studying cello she graduated from the National Institute of the Performing Arts in Brussels. Her 1997 thesis was tilted "String quartet recording".
At that time Jarek Frankowski and other teachers used to say “she is a talent missing nothing !” Aline had perfect scores in every subject.

Immediately after graduating, she joined "Musica Numeris", one of the main recording companies in Belgium.
Ever since, Aline has been involved in recording exceptional artists such as:

Jordi Savall
Gustav Leonhardt
Sophie Karthaüser
Dominique Visse
Sabine Devieilhe
Martha Argerich
Philippe Pierlot et le Ricercar Consort
Café Zimmermann
Raphaël Pichon and the Pygmalion Ensemble
Pascal Rophé and the Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
François-Xavier Roth
Philippe Quint
Tabea Zimmermann
Paul Meyer
Cedric Tiberghien
Adam Laloum
Nemanja Radulovic
Lorenzo Gatto
Yu-Chien Tseng
Pierre Hantaï
Alexis Kossenko and his "Les Ambassadeurs Orchestre"
Philharmonic Orchestra of de Bochum
Philharmonic Orchestra of de Sofia
Philharmonic Orchestra of de Lausanne
Arnaud Thorette and The Contraste Ensemble

Now a freelancer, she takes part in numerous international projects and a number of the albums she worked on have received some Gold Diapason awards: a recommendation of outstanding classical music recordings given by reviewers of Diapason magazine in France.

- J-S Bach: Complete works - Concerts for several instruments - Café Zimmermann (Alpha)
- Pascal Dusapin: Complete works - Seven Solos for Orchestra - OPRL cond. Pascal Rophé (Naïve)
- J-S Bach: Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord - Lucile Boulanger and Arnaud de Pasquale (Alpha)
- Symphonie en ré min de Cesar Franck par L’OPRL cond Ch. Arming (Fuga Libera)


Bastien Gilson studied piano at the Brussels Royal Conservatory of Music and went on to the National Institute of the Performing Arts, specializing in sound (he wrote his thesis on digital microphones)
While still studying, he gained experience teaming up with Jarek Frankowski.

Right after school he started work as a recording, editing, mixing and mastering engineer, as well as involving himself in audiovisual post-production and live sound reinforcement.
For Acoustic Recordings he participated in different types of musical productions to which he brought his precious input for the past 8 years, just to mention the complex recordings of Lucilin ensemble and edits of the "Music for Two" of John Cage for Naxos.

His significant experience and skills in cinema post-production has led him to work with some of the most prestigious international artists and production companies.
He worked on projects including:


- Trio Talweg
- Mosalini Teruggi cuarteto
- Duo Gemini
- Jean-Frederic Molard
- Alexandre Debrus
- Ensemble Ocelli
- Denis Sungho
- Sergio Tiempo et Karin Lechner
- Alexander Gurning
- Trio Saint-Exupery
- "Voici" (Frederic Lamantia/Jacques Brel)
- Trilogy
- Myriam Fuks (guests: Evgeny Kissin, Martha Argerich, Alexander Gurning, Lily Maisky, Mischa Maisky, Polina Leschenko, Philippe Catherine, Roby Lakatos…)
- Maria Joao Pires (CMRE)

Cinema (post production, voiceover dubbing, foley)

- Various TV series (Saving Hope, Boss, Mob Doctor, etc…)
- Several films with "Les Productions du Verger"
-“Lucy", Luc Besson
-"Resonating Surfaces", "Presto, perfect sound", "one two many", Manon de Boer
-"La fille de l'autre", Harry Cleven
-"Ponyo", Hayao Miyasaki
-"A letter to Momo ", Hiroyuki Okiura
-"Fire with fire", David Barrett
-"Dancing on the edge", Stephen Poliakoff
-"Kidon", Emmanuel Naccache
-"Endless love" , Shana Feste

Music transcription and score editing:
Edition Jacques Brel


Jean-François Lejeune discovers his “drive” for sound engineering after his summer job at Studio Avalon. As a result he joins the Institute of Media Arts in Belgium and finishes his studies in 2010.

Since the acoustic instruments became his main inspiration he started training himself next to well-known Belgian and French engineers like Emanuel Mohino, Aline Blondiau, Hugues Deschaux, Frédérique Briant (for classical music) and Philippe Teissier du Cros (for jazz). Later he gets a good experience in sound reinforcement at the “Jazz Station” club in Brussels.

At DADA studios he meets Jarek Frankowski and starts a regular collaboration including ambitious tasks like editing the recordings of Quatuor Danel and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.
In the meantime he decides to study musical theory.
A very courageous and precious assistant for all kinds of Acoustic Recordings projects, he has become a very well-trained independent engineer.

Jean-François has worked with artists such as:

As an assistant:
Quatuor Danel, Astoria, Festival baroque de Beaune, Trio Texier/Sclavis/Romano, José van Dam, Belgium National Orchestra, Jean-Philippe Collard Neven, Jordi Savall, Duo La Gioa, OPRL, Projet Lobi de Stephane Galland...

As recording and live sound engineer:
Bai Kamara Junior
Jacques Pirotton
Rêves d’éléphant
Aka Moon
Conference of the Birds
Compagnie Thor
Diana Gonnissen and strings ensemble
Manolos Cabras & Basic Borg
Lg Jazz Collective, Fabrice Alleman quartet
Trio Grande
Toine Thys quintet
Rackham, Fabien Degryse
Anne Wolf
Pascal Mohy
Chris Joris
David Lynx
Nicolas Kummert
Nicolas Thys
Greg et Steve Houben......

He is also
freelancer engineer for Musiq3 - the national radio for classical and jazz music.

Thank you so much !

Alexandra Barreiros

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