With the launch of Seattle Symphony Media in 2014, the Seattle Symphony has full control of its recording output for the first time. The Grammy-winning, in-house record label presents the core symphonic repertoire along with the eclectic and contemporary programming for which the Seattle Symphony is recognized.
Captured in acoustically superb Benaroya Hall, recordings aim to capture as realistically as possible the sound of the orchestra performing onstage with naturalistic imaging, depth of field and dynamic range. Using the Symphony’s state-of-the-art recording studio, albums are mastered to audiophile standards for the highest quality listening experience.
The Seattle Symphony has a long and distinguished recording history with an extensive catalog of over 150 recordings that have brought forth three Grammy Awards, 23 Grammy Award nominations and two Emmy Awards throughout its history.
Seattle Symphony’s Director of Audio & Recording Dmitriy Lipay has nearly three decades of experience as an audio engineer and recording producer. Following a career with Russian National TV & Radio in St. Petersburg, Russia, he was a producer, engineer and editor with Sony Classical in both St. Petersburg and New York.
Since joining the Seattle Symphony in 1996, he has been producing, engineering, recording, editing and mastering recordings for Seattle Symphony Media, the Seattle Symphony’s in-house record label, and concert broadcasts which air on Classical KING FM 98.1.
In 2017 he received the Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound album for the third volume of the Seattle Symphony’s Dutilleux series. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, he received four Emmy Awards for his work on the All-Star Orchestra televised series on PBS. In 2015 and 2016 he received four Grammy nominations: Producer of the Year, Classical (2015) and Best Engineered Album (two in 2015 and one in 2016).
His work has appeared on numerous record labels including Sony Classical, Naxos, Harmonia Mundi, Cantaloupe Music, JVC Classics, Crystal Records and Romeo Records. He has produced classical music recordings and broadcasts for major networks around the world, including the BBC, FR3, Philips, NHK, NPR and PBS.