Jonathan Stokes

Jonathan Stokes


After graduating from the University of East Anglia with a master of music degree, Jonathan initially joined The Decca Record Company as an audio editor. Within three years he progressed to the Location Department where he soon established himself as a senior engineer. This involved taking responsibility for projects that ranged from solo recitals to grand opera productions, live events, and video productions. On several occasions he also worked as producer.

Over ten years working at this level has given Jonathan a vast amount of experience with over 150 projects to his name. It has also enabled him to develop long standing relationships with many of the world’s finest artists including Bernard Haitink, Carlos Kleiber, Cecilia Bartoli, Sir Georg Solti, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Bryn Terfel, Roberto Alagna, Angela Gheorghiou, Kiri Te Kanawa, Al Jarreau, Maxim Vengerov, Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, NHK Orchestra, and many others.

Jonathan is currently in high demand as an engineer, especially for larger scale productions that involve video and film aspects. These projects are often in live situations and encompass classical, crossover, contemporary, and pop styles. In November 1997 Jonathan left Decca, and with a colleague Neil Hutchinson, formed an independent recording facilities company - Classic Sound Ltd.