Master of Arts in Recording & Music Production | Iker Olabe
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Dr. Eng. Iker Olabe

Academic Data

  • PhD in Arts with specialization in classical music Recording Techniques by the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB).
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Acoustic Engineering from the University of Middlesex (London, UK).
  • Sound Engineer (Audio & Music Technology BSc) by Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge UK)
  • Bachelor of Music (violin) from the Higher Conservatory of the Balearic Islands.
  • Iker Olabe is currently the head of the audiovisual department at CESAG – UP Comillas and lecturer of this institution since 2010.

Professional Data

  • Since 2011 he is member of the acoustics dept of the Salzburg International Festival during the summer season.
  • He is a specialist in classical music recording techniques and design and applies them in the profesional field in recordings for labels, broadcasts and large scale symphony orchestra PA events
  • He provides his professional experience in recording and production to great orchestras and soloists: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, La Scintilla Orchestra, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra , Orquesta sinfónica de Galicia, Orquesta sinfónica de Barcelona, Orquesta sinfónica de Castilla y León with conductors such as Claudio Abaddo, Gustavo Dudamel, Zubin Mehta, Giovanni Antonini, Juanjo Mena, etc…

Example production

Record labels

Decca, Naxos, Sony Classical, Col legno & IMMKlassik

Broadcast companies

Unitel Classica, BRKlassik, ORF, Medici, Servus TV , 3 SAT & Arte.
CAT Musica, Radio Clásica & Atresmedia.

Awards & Nominations

2018 – Nomination
Premios MIN – Premios de la música independiente
Music producer  :  Iker Olabe
Piano : Francois Dumont
Viola : Isabel Villanueva


Melómano de Oro prize
Music producer :  Iker Olabe
Piano : Francois Dumont
Viola : Isabel Villanueva


Melómano de Oro prize
Music producer : Iker Olabe
Haydn violin and cello concertos
Conductor : Antoni Ros Marbá
Cello : Alberto Martos
Violin : Pablo Martos

Premios Goya 2016 – nominación – Mejor cortometraje de ficción
Honor Date: Feb 2016. Honor issuer: Premios Goya
Honor Description: Music Department
Music recording and mixing for the Goya Nominee “The Red Thunder”.


Codalario – Best classical recordings of year 2014
Honor Date: Dec 2014. Honor issuer: Codalario Magazine
Honor description: Music producer for one of the four CD´s selected as best classical recordings of year 2014.
Ludwig van Beethoven piano concertos 2&1: Iván Martín/Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia.


ICMA 2014 Nominee
Producer and sound engineer for “Contemporary music” Category.
Composer: Salvatore Sciarrino “Macbeth”
Label: Col legno
Executive Producer: Salzburg Festival