Since establishing himself as a record producer & audio engineer, Alexander Van Ingen has built up a considerable discography, a distinguished client list, and has won numerous accolades in the national and international press as well as specialist music publications. As one of the country’s finest young record producers, he has been employed by both major and independent record labels and directly by orchestras, ensembles and solo artists.
Executive Producer for Decca Classics from 2012, Alexander worked with a wide range of well-known artists from Bychkov, Belohlavek, Barenboim and Benedetti to Jansen, Kavakos, Weilerstein, Calleja and more. Additionally producing live events (such as iTunes Festival’s classical night with Alison Balsom, Nicola Benedetti and Milos Karadaglic), his work for the label encompassed everything from solo vocal and instrumental records to grand opera, with chamber music, recital partnerships, concertos and vocal ensembles (from VOCES8 to the Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral) in between, and saw Decca’s artists receive numerous industry awards for their recordings.
From early 2017, Alexander was the Chief Executive of the renowned Academy of Ancient Music, directed by Richard Egarr. Curating a well-established concert series with superb guest artists, he drove AAM to become the most listened-to period instrument ensemble in the world, and the first to surpass one million monthly Spotify listeners. With AAM he has looked after several No.1-selling records, including Lucie Horsch’s Baroque Journey (Decca) and Handel’s Brockes-Passion (AAM Records), re-invigorating AAM’s own label with a series of major releases (including the winner of Gramophone Magazine’s Choral Award 2021, the world premiere recording of Dussek’s Messe Solemnelle; and Gramophone Opera Award nominated Eccles: Semele), alongside recording projects for Onyx Classics, King’s College Records, LINN, Decca and others. He re-ignited a passion for discoveries at AAM, with new score editions being researched and created of works by Handel, Dussek, Valls, and many others, published both as scores and as highly successful recordings in deluxe editions. Alexander moved to become Chief Executive of the Philharmonia orchestra in late 2020, building a refreshed senior management team in a newly merged structure alongside new Chair, Lord King of Lothbury.
GRAMMY-nominated, Alexander’s advice is frequently sought by those in the arts world. He has consulted on both technical matters – the specification and design of recording studios (in London, the Middle East, Kazakhstan, India, and Sussex), live sound rigs and acoustics – and musical matters – from festival programming and operation to concert and tour management. In 2010 together with the Bowerman Charitable Trust, Alexander established Champs Hill Records, a label specialising in supporting young and emerging artists which received a Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2014. He is frequently called upon to give advice on the development of a successful career in Classical music, host seminars and appear on discussion panels, and is delighted to have served on international competition juries in Uralsk (International Violin Competition), Windsor (International String Competition), London (UK Young Artist for Decca / Arts Club) and elsewhere.