John Dunkerley regularly guest lectures on our Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our students. John’s background in the recording industry is extensive and his reputation is legendary.
John had previously engineered at Decca for some thirty years and ten years for EMI Classics and is well known for his attention to detail and no-compromise approach to work, ensuring recordings of the highest standard. His greatest successes were establishing such high and consistent standards for recordings made with both the Montreal Symphony and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestras over a period of some twenty years. He is an aficionado of the Decca Tree mic formation which he teaches as part of our programme, you can find out more about this on our blog.
The number of discs he has worked on is well over one thousand, including some sixty operas. Film credits include his work with Stanley Kubrick.
John’s excellence has been underlined with numerous awards over the years, including The Gramophone, Edison, Echo, Prix Italia, Japan Academy, Classical Brits, Prix Caecilia, Liszt Academy, Grand Prix du Disque, Stereo Review Record of the Year, Juno and numerous Grammys. You can find out more about his work teaching the Decca Tree over on our blog.