Gregor Zielinsky

Gregor Zielinsky is a Grammy winning international specialist in 3D audio, producer and educator. With previous positions as sound engineer at the highly respected record label Deutsche Grammophon and senior positions as International Artist and Relationship manager at Sennheiser and a number of master classes and lectures around the world, he has clearly stated his level as a highly respected profile in the music industry.


  • 1979-1984 Tonmeister studies at the Tonmeisterinstitut Music-Academie Detmold
  • 1984-2000 Tonmeister/Soundengineer for Deutsche Grammophon
  • 2000 – 2018 working as Tonmeister and international Manager for Sennheiser
  • 2018 till now Producer and Manager at Tessmar Studios Hannover
  • 2019 GZ is invited to hold the keynote at the ICSA (International Conference on Spatial Audio) at Fraunhofer Ilmenau.

International Awards: 

  • 2019 Opus Award for Best Piano recording
  • 2019 World Award in China for best Piano Recording
  • 2019 Nominee for” Best Lied Recording” at Opus Klassik (Former Echo Award)
  • 2019 Nominee for “Deutsche Schallplatten Preis”
  • 1991 Grammy Award for Best Cassical Recording Engineering with Leonard Bernstein, Candide, recorded at the Abbey Road Studios.

List of Artists:

  • Leonard Bernstein
  • Herbert von Karajan
  • Claudio Abbado
  • Pierre Boulez
  • James Levine
  • Carlo Maria Giulini
  • Andre Previn
  • J.E. Gardiner
  • Anne Sofie von Otter
  • Jose Carreras
  • Placido Domingo
  • Luciano Pavarotti
  • Martha Argerich
  • Ivo Pogorelich
  • Gidon Kremer
  • Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • London Symphonic Orchestra
  • Chicago Symphonic Orchestra

3D Audio:
Since 2010 Gregor Zielinsky is intensively working on 3D Audio. He did a lot of recordings as well as presentations worldwide.

  • Gregor Zielinsky’s 3D Upmix Technique is used by David Bowie for the “David Bowie is…” exhibition, as well as for the Exhibition “ Records and Rebels” curated by the V&A Museum London.
  • Pink Floyd is using GZ based system for their exhibition.

3D Recordings with:

  • Count Basie Orchestra
  • Dianne Reeves
  • Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Colorado Symphonie Orchestra
  • Seoul Philhamonic, (3D Remix)
  • Imogene Heap
  • Alice Cooper
  • Joe Walsh (The Eagles)

Worldwide Presentations and Workshops for AES, SAE, VDT, ORF, etc:

Lectures and Masterclasses at: 

  • Stanford University
  • New York Academy
  • Shanghai University
  • Music-Academie Detmold
  • Robert Schumann Institut Düsseldorf
  • Music- Academie Hannover

Several books releases about 3D Audio, Studio Recording techniques, virtual instruments, Logic Audio, Cubase.

Gregor Zielinsky established the Live Mixing Wokshops plus the Studio Surround Workshops worldwide in the year 2004. These workshops took place in:

  • Bejing
  • Shanghai
  • Moscow
  • Mumbai
  • Vienna
  • Toronto
  • Montreal
  • Stanford University
  • Barcelona
  • Leipzig
  • Hannover
Grammy winning sound engineer and producer Gregor Zielinsky

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