ARIA Classics was created by Fernando Arias, musician, sound engineer and producer with extensive experience in the field of classical music. He is one of the most active producers working with labels like NAXOS, DECCA Classics, SONY Classical, WARNER Classics, FARAO Classics or Philartis Vienna. After more than 20 years of experience in this environment, this new label is born to give viability in the music industry to the new promises of classical music. We help great musicians establish their place in the industry.
Music is what we know, do, and love. There is always something new that can be discovered. We are committed to discovering the creativity artists possess and bringing them to new heights in the industry
As experienced producers in the industry, we know how to treat a recording in order to get a top quality product. Once we've worked together to create your distinct sound, we help you get your music in our label and establish your image.
Nowadays, everything in our culture is visual. A fantastic recording can only get you so far; you need an image to go with your music. Your passion and love for what you do is what will connect you with your audience, so we want to support you and your vision.
I follow very closely the recordings of ARIA Classical and especially the work of his sound engineer, Fernando Arias, and I can comment without any doubt that always get a very real and natural sound of everything they record. The work of both, recording and editing is truly great.
Among the many phantastic recording engineers and artistical supervisors I had the pleasure to work with (Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft, Teldec, BMG etc.) Fernando Arias has always remained to be the one of my personal preference. It has been ten years ago, that we have started to record together, and in the meantime there are no less than 10 complete recordings, among them works by Ermanno Wolf–Ferrari (integral orchestral music, sacred music, a cappella choirs and the opera ("Il segreto di Susanna“) as well as Verdis Otello. Wolf-Ferraris violin concerto (with soloist Benjamin Schmid) was awarded with „Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik“ in 2013. Mr. Arias has in fact "conductors ears“, a perfect feeling for all different styles and formats of music. I look forward to all coming next!
Mr. Fernando Arias is an excellent and reliable sound engineer. Within numerous collaborations he has demonstrated his extraordinary musicality. He is also a highly gifted musician, and his great technical understanding. The cooperation with him has given always big pleasure to me not least thanks to his nice, quiet and humorous nature. I can recommend him in every respect only most warmly.
We use Horus and Hapi preamps. Mergin has one of the world’s most sonically transparent Mic Pre’s.
We use DPA, NEUMANN and SCHOEPS microphones to capture the sound faithfully
Adam and Genelec monitors.
This type of monitors ensure a completely faithful listener
We use the best tools to achieve a very natural and high quality sound result