Alex Kosiorek is an award winning engineer and multimedia producer specializing in acoustic music. He specializes in projects that promote excellence utilizing advanced production techniques and concepts. As a musician, engineer, videographer and producer, Alex’s expertise is multifaceted; ranging from audio codec’s, surround sound, multimedia, copyright law as well as being a conservatory trained musician. Alex ensures success of projects from their inception to their conclusion, including audio and video production, licensing and distribution.
Alex’s credits are extensive including productions for notable record labels, artists, ensembles and organizations. Alex's recordings and discography include artists such as violinist Hilary Hahn, the Westhuizen piano duo, pianist Sergei Babayan, American classical and multi genre violinist and composer Mark O'Connor, American singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, pianist Leon Fleisher, the New World Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and so many more.
Early highlights of his career include engineering for the former Radio Smithsonian, post producing the programs ‘Folkmasters’ & ‘Jazz Smithsonian.’ He has engineered video productions including those for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. Alex was asked to become the very first audio engineer fellow for the New World Symphony (NWS), with Michael Tilson Thomas. There, he honed his skills in surround production, recording the symphony’s European Tour in surround at great halls such as the Barbican (London), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), and Konzerthaus (Vienna).
Alex has held several posts including “Production Engineer & Producer” for KUAT Communications Group ('Arizona Public Media') at the University of Arizona, where his work included productions for the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music. Then he became the “Audio Recording & Mastering Engineer” for the Corbett Studio in Cincinnati, acting as chief engineer for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, May Festival Chorus and Cincinnati Opera, among others. While in Cincinnati, Alex’s work took on national recognition, producing commercial recordings for ensembles including those for the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, Ohio University Percussion Ensemble, Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble, the Westhuizen Duo and more. These endeavors eventually lead to Alex’s appointment of “Director of Recording Services” at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM). Since then, he has overseen the modernization of the department at CIM, enhancing services to include high definition audio and video production, surround production as well as online multimedia. Alex holds this position today as well as started a new production company, producing audio, video and multimedia content for artists throughout the country.
Alex has been noted for being able to accomplish many firsts in the industry. Examples include producing one of the very first high-quality classical Internet streams; winning worldwide praise. Another example is leading a design team to complete the first THX PM3 Certified Studio in a music conservatory worldwide. His expertise in audio codecs, system design & signal processing has helped several classical and jazz radio stations improve their audio quality, leading to audience growth thus sustaining classical/jazz programming in their regions.
Sharing is knowledge; Alex regularly contributes to trade publications, the Audio Engineering Society (AES), the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and has worked with the Radio Systems Committee (NRSC). This coming year, he will be providing a series of informative clinics/workshops highlighting the changing state of the recording industry, copyright law and producing content for online and mobile delivery.