From 1969-77 ANTON KWIATKOWSKI worked as producer/engineer for EMI in London, England, recording with the London Philharmonic, London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, New Philharmonia, English Chamber, Hallé and Scottish National Orchestras plus numerous chamber ensembles and recitalists.  He also worked in the field of popular music, including many sessions at EMI’s famous Abbey Road studios.

In 1977 Anton Kwiatkowski was invited to come to Canada to upgrade the recording quality of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s in-house record label.  The CBC’s SM5000 label, featuring artists from across Canada, was launched in 1981 to showcase his new recordings, which met with immediate critical success.

For quality of sound and soundness of quality-control this disc is in a class with Telarc’s industry-standard-setting productions.  I usually don’t pay much attention to producers of records in my reviews but since the liner notes of this disc (and others in this “SM5000 Series”) credit producer Anton Kwiatkowski’s “award-winning” microphone techniques, and the results are so unfailingly excellent as to be thoroughly identifiable with his work, his name deserves mention. Fanfare magazine (US)

Anton Kwiatkowski now works as a freelance producer/engineer and has recorded for Analekta, Angel-EMI, ASV, Bis, Chandos, EBS, Fanfare, Hungaroton, Hyperion, IBS, IMP, Marquis, Opening Day, Pro Arte, RCA, Sefel, Sony Classical, Summit and Unicorn-Kanchana.  Freelance work has taken him as far afield as Budapest, Kiev and Mexico City.  His recordings have received numerous awards including twenty-one JUNO awards plus one hundred JUNO nominations, including two for “Recording Engineer of the Year”.