Iker Olabe

Sound Engineer & Producer - Founder

Iker´s functions include music production and sound engineering. Conductors and soloists he has worked with include Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, Cecilia Bartoli, Gustavo Dudamel, Yuja Wang, Daniel Harding, Grigory Sokolov, Giovanni Antonini, Pablo Mielgo, Thomas Hampson, Marc Minkowski, Iván Martín, Antoni Ros Marbá, Jesus Lopez Cobos and Thomas Adés. He has recorded barroque, classical and contemporary repertoire with orchestras and ensembles such as Les Musiciens du Louvre, Orquesta La Scintilla, Wiener Philharmoniker, Mozarteum Orchester, Klangforum Wien, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Orquesta Simón Bolivar, Orquesta Sinfónica Islas Baleares Orquesta Sinfónica de Granada, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León and  Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa.

In addition to his productions Iker is a sound engineer at the Salzburg Festival for the summer season and a lecturer at Universidad Pontificia de Comillas – CESAG where he is involved actively in research in the area of stereo and multichannel recording techniques following further developments on his main system technique the DHAB.

Iker graduated with an MA in violin from the Balearic Islands Music Conservatory in 2000, he moved to Cambridge UK where he graduated with a BSC (Hons) in Audio & Music Technology in 2004 having spent one semester in Lebanon Valley College Pennsylvania, USA. He did an internship in Polyhymnia international (former Philips Classical). Some years later he started to work for the Salzburg Festival and under the tutoring of Dr. Ing Edwin Pfanzagl Cardone he graduated with an MSc in Acoustic & Sound Engineering at the University of Middlessex (2013) and  in 2015 a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) (University of the Balearic Islands) in History of Arts – “Stereo main microphone recording techniques for classical music. The DHAB stereo recording technique”.