Convivium Records (est. 2009) is committed to working with exceptional artists and composers to record and share their music. It recognises that a great recording project needs to establish a balance between artistic aspirations and commercial expectations. Whilst the majority of its projects result in commercial release, the label also takes on private projects for schools, charities and other institutions.
Convivium Records involves musicians and composers in all decisions relating to their projects, from initial discussions about a new album, to recording, distribution, promotion and marketing. The Label’s ambition is to exceed the expectations of their clients by creating recordings that reflect their true potential. At the heart of Convivium Records is a dedicated team who work together to bring their specific areas of expertise to each project as required.
The label has worked with many world-class musicians and ensembles from across Europe and the USA. It has worked in partnership with music publishers, including Oxford University Press, Boosey & Hawkes, The Royal School of Church Music and Subito Music. The label’s current catalogue features contemporary composer discs by Margaret Rizza, Malcolm Archer, Carson Cooman, Dan Locklair, James Erber, György Orbán, Oliver Tarney, June Clark, David Price, Hugh Benham, John White and others.
Adrian Green (Managing Director)
Adrian is a graduate of Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the Managing Director of Convivium Records and Convivium Singers and a tenor Lay Clerk at Portsmouth Cathedral. Adrian has engineered and produced commercial classical, contemporary, and folk-rock recording projects. He has sung professionally in choirs, and as a soloist, on recordings released by Hyperion, Signum, NAXOS, Convivium Records and other Labels.
George Arthur Richford (Producer)
George Arthur Richford is a multi-award-winning musician based in Hampshire, UK who has worked with the likes of Sir Thomas Allen, Graeme Danby, Joelle Harvey, Sarah Fox, Robert Murray, Raphaela Papadakis, James Newby, The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, The London Mozart Players, Durham and Edinburgh Cathedral Choirs, The Choir of Royal Holloway with Rupert Gough and has directed across Europe and America. He is published by Universal Editions, Vienna and has produced for recordings and broadcasts with Convivium Records and the BBC.
Adaq Khan (Engineer)
Adaq’s work includes concert recordings of massed choirs at the Royal Albert Hall, orchestral premieres at the Barbican, chamber music at Wigmore Hall and opera sessions in Nuremberg. His album recordings range from a complete Chopin piano series to first recordings of lesser-known works, such as Sorabji’s 8-hour Sequentia Cyclica and the complete John Cage Song Books. He is also credited on hundreds of CD releases, concert recordings and video soundtracks, and has received accolades for his work ,including the German Record Critics’ Award, Gramophone Editor’s Choice, and iTunes Classical No.1 album.
Mike Cooter (Photography / Filmography / Artwork / Website Designer)
Mike’s background is in commercial publishing and photography. From website development for Convivium Records and other artists, to event photography, filmography and artwork creation and design, he is involved in multiple stages of the recording and releasing process.
Jimmy Hobbs (IT Support & Solutions)
Jimmy works alongside the Convivium Records team.