The Team


Simon Weir studied physics, electronics and music at Exeter University, before joining BBC Radio in London. There he worked in network radio and the Maida Vale studios, before joining Radio Outside Broadcasts, where he was the department’s only specialist digital recording engineer, working principally for Radio 3.  On becoming a freelance producer/engineer in 1989, he established The Classical Recording Company – now Classical Media – to provide digital location recording and post-production facilities throughout the classical music industry.

From the start, the company’s aim was to provide the highest possible quality with total reliability, at a realistic cost, and this was instrumental in 1990 when the company was a UK finalist in the Shell-Livewire Awards, and was heralded as “one of the most promising companies in the UK”.  Now working principally as a producer/editor and film-maker, he oversees the day to day running of the company and travels throughout the world producing recordings.  Simon is also an experienced photographer, working with corporate, fine art and stock images and specialises in classical concert photography.

Morgan Roberts

Freelance engineer, Morgan Roberts graduated from the ‘Tonmeister’ course at the University of Surrey and was awarded the AMS Neve Discretionary Prize for Most Natural Sounding Classical Recording. After a spell at the now defunct Euphonia, he joined CRC in 2001 and enjoys a variety of rôles from balance engineer to music editor. Morgan also has a good deal of experience of mixing and mastering radio programmes for the BBC, including CD Masters (R3), Random Edition (R4), In The Works (R3), Workaday World (R4), Icons (R3), Lance Corporal Baronowski’s Vietnam (R4) and What sweeter music (R4). He joined the Institute for Broadcast Sound in 2003. Having been in choirs since childhood, Morgan now sings with the London Concert Choir.

Tristan Hackney Port

Tristan Hackney, freelance audio engineer and video producer started his career at The Way Studio, a contemporary recording studio in London. Here he worked with artists including: Noel Gallagher, Mark Ronson, Ben Hudson and Paul Weller to name a few. In 2012 Tristan was nominated ‘Rising Star’ by Audio Pro International and since turning freelance has continued to record with many orchestras and artists including: Classic FM, LSO, ABRSM.  Tristan is a regular freelancer with Classical Media on both audio and video projects.

Tristan’s work in video has as particular synergy with sound which has seen 4 recent award nominations. His Filming and Post clients include: Coca-Cola, Nyetimber, Royal Opera House, Department for Transport and Panasonic as well as many independent film makers.

Bertram Kornacher

Bertram Kornacher, director of our sister company Cable Musical, trained as a “Tonmeister” on the prestigious University course in Berlin, where as well as doing many practical recordings as both music balancer and producer,  a wide knowledge of both musical and technical subjects are taught. After several years working in Germany as producer and music balancer in Berlin (Schalloran Studio) and Cologne (Radio WDR) he moved to Spain and established the recording company Cable Musical.

Among its clients are major record companies, orchestras and chamber groups throughout Europe and the company also produces recordings and independent editions of CDs for private clients and public institutions.