Who We Are | Convivium Records International

Adrian Green, Managing Director

A graduate of Royal Holloway, University of London, Adrian’s initial recording experiences came through performing with various choirs on commercial choral releases. Alongside performance, his studies in music technology enabled him to work with young professionals in producing and editing music, from which the Label’s early catalogue developed.

As the Label has developed, Adrian has focused increasingly on dealing with clients, promotion, publicity and marketing, whilst retaining an overview of each project.

With a dedicated team to help with all the relevant aspects of each release, Adrian is keen to ensure that quality is never sacrificed in a production, and he still engineers and produces some recordings to keep in touch with all elements of the process he is required to advise upon.

John Bevan, Creative Director

John is a creative director who has directed productions and campaigns for big audience facing brands in Europe and Asia.

John started his career in digital creative direction later leading blue chip accounts including West End, Broadway and touring productions, three Olympic campaigns, global entertainment, lifestyle and political campaigns.

Awards include D&AD Graphite, Yellow, Black & Wood pencils, multi Clio nominations, AWWWAwards and best-in-sector awards.

For Convivium Records, John directs creative for the label’s flagship releases and delivers Convivium’s communications strategy.

John graduated First Class, top of class in Music from University of London and still produces electronic music.

John-Paul Bowman, Finance & Copyright

John-Paul joined Convivium Records in June 2012 whilst studying composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Before studying John-Paul gained financial experience working in small businesses and so he was well suited to take on the Convivium Records accounts. In addition to his financial duties, John-Paul also deals with digital distribution and legal matters relating to copyright and licensing. He has also edited a disc for Convivium. Away from the record label, John-Paul is an active composer and music educator and was recently as Composer-in-Residence at City of Norwich School and Norfolk Centre for Young Musicians.

Andrew King, Producer

Andrew King is known particularly as a leading tenor in Early Music, performing and recording with major ensembles and conductors, and with an international solo career in oratorio and early opera. He has also directed a number of ensembles and conducted staged performances of baroque operas. He teaches the Historical Vocal Programme at Birmingham Conservatoire and is a visiting tutor at Birmingham University. In recent years he has also been engaged as a record producer for Convivium Records. Released recordings in this capacity include Convivium Singers’ discs of Peter Philips, Music for Seafarers (also with Portsmouth Cathedral Choir), Margaret Rizza, plus two solo song discs: Adrian Green, James Bowman.

“I hope my experience on both sides of the microphone enables me to be sensitive to the considerable demands on all involved in the challenges and delights of the recording process.”

Adaq Khan, Senior Sound Engineer

Adaq trained with Grammy Award winning sound engineer Tony Faulkner with whom he has worked on recordings at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Henry Wood Hall among others. He now records orchestras at venues such as the Barbican and St John’s Smith Square as well as choirs from across the country and independent musicians as far afield as Poland.

Adaq’s recording influences include techniques developed by Tony Faulkner and the classic Decca approach.