Daniel Davidsen

Born and raised in Copenhagen and educated as a sound engineer in Denmark and the U.S. During my studies and work I have always been drawn to interacting with musicians during recording sessions and to build trusting relationships. I combine the role of engineer and producer and keep a constant focus on the artistic and sonic result.

My work experience from Denmark, Sweden and the U.S. comprises a range of musical styles and I have particular experience in solo piano and symphony orchestra recordings. Portable equipment from Merging Technologies has enabled me to record symphony orchestras in Denmark and Sweden: Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Odense Symphony Orchestra and Malmö Symphony Orchestra. My work is represented on Danish, Swedish, Finnish and American record labels. Read more at the discography-page.

My formal education started with a bachelor’s degree in musicology from the University of Copenhagen. I then obtained both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Tonmeister Studies from The Royal Danish Academy of Music.

Awards and honours include:

OPUS KLASSIK Award 2020 in the category “Sinfonische Einspielung” as recording engineer

International Classical Music Awards 2020 (ICMA) in the special category “Recording of the Year” as recording engineer

International Classical Music Awards 2020 (ICMA) in the category “Symphonic Music” as recording engineer

First tonmeister/producer ever to receive the two-year Young Elite Career Grant from the Danish Art Foundation (2018)

First tonmeister/producer ever to receive the Léonie Sonning Talent Prize in (2017)

GRAMMY certificate as mix engineer for Joan Tower’s album ‘Stroke’, nominated for “Best Classical Contemporary Composition” (2015)

A gold award in the Audio Engineering Society (AES) student recording competition (2015)

Danish Broadcasting Corporation
Radio interview (in Danish) on “The Young Elite Career” – July 5th, 2018
Kulturen på P1 –  Tore Leifer, host 

More information can be found at Linkedin and on the news page of this website.