Phil Rowlands is a UK-‐based classical producer, engineer and editor. He is the recipient of 3 GRAMMY® and 2 LATIN GRAMMY® nominations. In addition to working throughout the UK he has also worked in Europe, Australia, China and the US.
After graduating from the University of Surrey with a BMus (Hons) on the highly-‐regarded Tonmeister course, Phil continued his training as an engineer at EMI’s renowned Abbey Road Studios in London. Whilst working at EMI, Phil acquired a varied knowledge of different aspects of the professional sound-‐recording world and worked alongside many internationally acclaimed engineers, producers and artists.
Since leaving Abbey Road Studios in 1996, Phil has worked as a freelance producer and engineer, concentrating principally on classical music production. His work ranges from simple chamber ensembles to full-‐scale opera recordings. He has also worked in film.
In 2004, Phil was nominated in 2 categories for a GRAMMY® award: one for Best Classical Engineering, and the other as a producer (alongside Nicholas Parker) for Best Orchestral Record. Both of these nominations were for a CD of the 3 Ned Rorem symphonies with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (Naxos).
In 2005, Phil became the first classical sound-‐engineer to be nominated for a GRAMMY® award in the Surround-‐Sound category for his recording of Mussorgsky-‐ Stokowski Transcriptions with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (Naxos).
Phil was nominated in 2011 and 2012 for two LATIN GRAMMY® awards for Best Classical Album.