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Everett Porter

Director, Producer & Balance Engineer

Everett’s functions at Polyhymnia include producing, engineering, R&D, and management.

Producing credits include recordings with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, American Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, and Lucerne Festival Academy. Conductors and soloists he has worked with include Mariss Jansons, Pierre Boulez, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Christoph Eschenbach, Markus Stenz, Ed Spanjaard, Leon Botstein, Daniel Gatti, Mitsuko Uchida, Lenneke Ruiten, David Carpenter, Frank Peter Zimmermann, and Dmitry Sitkovetsky. As recording engineer, Everett has recently recorded the complete Beethoven symphonies with Paavo J√§rvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, as well as projects with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He also engineered Lorraine Hunt Lieberson’s Handel Arias recording (nominated for a Grammy), as well as several London Symphony recordings with Leon Botstein.

In addition to his production work, Everett is involved in continuing developments in the areas of surround recording and processing, and in high-resolution recording, editing, and mixing.

Everett graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 1986, with a double major in oboe performance and audio recording. From 1987-88 Everett was the Chief Engineer for Classic Sound in New York, and from 1988-93 was Chief Editor for Soundmirror in Boston. In 1993 Everett came to Philips Classics as a recording engineer, editor, and audio engineer, and was one of the founders of Polyhymnia International in 1998.

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