Adaq Khan · Recording Engineer

Classic Sound

Natural balance through trusted classic recording techniques in ultra high resolution.

Considered approach

Measured and meticulous, unobtrusively capturing the best performances.

Refined treatment

Consistently accomplished results from precise, reliable post-production.

Adaq Khan

My work includes sessions with the Philharmonia and BBC Symphony Orchestra, concert recordings of massed choirs at the Royal Albert Hall, orchestral premieres at the Barbican and chamber music at Wigmore Hall.

My album recordings range from a complete Chopin piano series to first recordings of lesser-known works, such as Sorabji’s 8-hour Sequentia Cyclica and the complete John Cage Song Books.

With credits on hundreds of CD releases, concert recordings and video soundtracks, accolades for my work include the German Record Critics' Award, Gramophone Editor's Choice, iunes Classical No.1 album and Sunday Times record of the month.

Features

Some recent work, including first recordings, world-class musicians and iconic venues:

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A week of sessions with the BBCSO and Paul Mann recording Richard Flury's symphonies for release on Toccata Classics.

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Socially distanced recording sessions with the Philharmonia Orchestra, horn soloist Ben Goldscheider and Lee Reynolds for release on Willowhayne.

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A series of live concerts recorded for online broadcast, featuring Chloe Hanslip and Barry Wordsworth. Filmed by Black Swan Film & Video.

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Recording sessions of Elgar Songs for soprano and piano for release on Chandos.

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A concert of ballet music recorded for online broadcast.

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First recordings of Florence Price's newly discovered piano music for release on LORELT.

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Series of live concert recordings for the ‘Purcell from the Ground Up’ festival, devised by Hugo Ticciati. Ensembles comprised strings, voice and piano.

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First recording of an 8.5 hour solo piano composition. Recorded over 7 sessions then edited, mixed and mastered for a box-set release.

· Recording for video

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Three days of live concert recordings. Over 50 ensembles, ranging from a Six-piece rock band to a 1,000-strong massed choir.

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Livestream from St Paul's Cathedral with City Music Foundation.

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A recording of three ancient songs during lockdown for an 18-minute film. Broadcast online and funded by Arts Council England.

  • "Wonderful performances; luminous and warm recorded sound."

    BBC Music Magazine ★★★★

  • "Toccata’s rich recording allows both works to bloom and this disc is well worth exploring."

    Gramophone Magazine

  • "...this recording, along with the appropriate listening equipment, will provide an unparalleled Goldberg experience."

    Expressive Audio

  • "Recorded in exceptionally clear and vivid sound... all of the parts of this production should be equally commended."

    Scott Noriega, Fanfare Magazine

  • "The recorded sound is magnificent... and the playing and conducting... is of excellent quality."

    MusicWeb International

  • "Excellent performances and recording all round."

    Gramophone Magazine

  • "Pristine-sounding and detail-oriented in aural presentation."

    AllMusic

  • "This is an excellent disc, mesmeric in tone, and featuring accomplished and committed performances throughout."

    BBC Music Magazine ★★★★

  • "Toccata's sound is loyal and clear..."

    KlassiskMusikk

  • "One of those instantly appealing recordings, and one which will give great pleasure..."

    MusicWeb International

  • "The performances are impeccable and the production excellent."

    Catherine Bott

  • "A stupendously detailed and authentic-sounding love letter to the early days of electronic music experimentation."

    Chain D.L.K.

  • "Exemplary first recording." - No. 2 in the UK Classical Charts

    Classical Ear