"My job as a recording engineer is basically to make things sound pretty so the producer doesn't get fired."

  • King was first nominated for a GRAMMY Award for 1997 for Best Engineered Album, Classical for his work on Herrmann: The Film Scores. He was nominated in the same category the following year for Mahler: Symphony No. 3 In D Minor.
     
  • King received his first GRAMMY for Best Classical Crossover Album for 2009 for Appalachian Journey, beginning a consecutive four-year streak of GRAMMY wins.
     
  • In addition to his impressive work as an engineer, King is also an associate professor at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montreal.
     
  • King has been a presenter and panelist at the AES Audio Engineering Society Convention, and he speaks at various university level recording programs on a regular basis.

 

Richard King

"My job as a recording engineer is basically to make things sound pretty so the producer doesn't get fired."

  • King was first nominated for a GRAMMY Award for 1997 for Best Engineered Album, Classical for his work on Herrmann: The Film Scores. He was nominated in the same category the following year for Mahler: Symphony No. 3 In D Minor.
     
  • King received his first GRAMMY for Best Classical Crossover Album for 2009 for Appalachian Journey, beginning a consecutive four-year streak of GRAMMY wins.
     
  • In addition to his impressive work as an engineer, King is also an associate professor at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montreal.
     
  • King has been a presenter and panelist at the AES Audio Engineering Society Convention, and he speaks at various university level recording programs on a regular basis.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Richard King

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Wins
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Bass & Mandolin
Best Orchestral Performance
Adams, John: City Noir
Nominations
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Bass & Mandolin
Best Engineered Album, Classical
Adams, John: City Noir
 
Wins
Best Folk Album
The Goat Rodeo Sessions
Best Musical Theater Album
Once: A New Musical
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
The Goat Rodeo Sessions
 
Nominations
Best Engineered Album, Classical
Glazunov: Complete Concertos
 
Wins
Best Classical Vocal Performance
Verismo Arias
Best Classical Crossover Album
Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs Of Joy And Peace
Nominations
Best Classical Album
Bernstein: Mass
 
Nominations
Best Classical Album
Homage: The Age Of The Diva
 
Wins
Best Engineered Album, Classical
Obrigado Brazil
Best Classical Crossover Album
Obrigado Brazil
 
Wins
Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)
Brahms/Stravinsky: Violin Concertos
 
Wins
Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Best Engineered Album, Classical
Bernstein (Arr. Brohn & Corigliano): West Side Story Suite (Lonely Town; Make Our Garden Grow, Etc.)
 
Wins
Best Classical Crossover Album
Appalachian Journey
 
Nominations
Best Engineered Album, Classical
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 In D Minor (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Engineered Album, Classical
Herrmann: The Film Scores (Vertigo: Suite; Torn Curtain; Marnie: Suite, Etc.) (Album)

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