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Philip Hobbs

Philip Hobbs has worked as a classical recording producer and engineer for more than 20 years. He has worked on more than 400 recordings throughout Europe and the USA with many of the world's leading artists and ensembles. 

He combines his work as producer and audio consultant for Linn Records and its parent company Linn Products with production and engineering work for other record labels, particularly  EMI, Deutsche Grammophon, Gimell and Hyperion Records. A great deal of his work has been in the area of 'authentic' performance, and he has enjoyed long collaborations with many renowned  ensembles including the Tallis Scholars, the Avison Ensemble, the King's Consort and the Dunedin Consort. 

His recordings have received many excellent reviews and several awards: his recording of Mozart's Late Symphonies by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under the late Sir Charles Mackerras was voted Album of the Year 2009 by the BBC Music Magazine and received the Critic's Award at the Classical Brits. Most recently his recording of Victoria Sacred Works with the  Ensemble Plus Ultra  won the  'Early Music' category of the 2012 Gramophone awards. 

Recent projects include  Berlioz'  Symphony Fantastique with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under Robin Ticciati, Paul McCartney's Orchestral Ballet Ocean's Kingdom  and Bach's John Passion with the Dunedin Consort.