Dagmar Birwe

Tonmeister / recording producer


Dagmar Birwe studied recording producer and piano at the Academy of Music in Detmold and Munich. Her teachers were Volker Straus (recording producer), Nerine Barrett and Franz Massinger (piano).
After completing her studies in 1998 she began working in a freelance capacity initially for the companies Decca, Deutsche Grammophon (Emil Berliner Studios), SonyClassical and Tritonus. Here she was involved in diverse fields of classical music production. From 1998 to 2009 she was responsible for the digital editing and remasterings of numerous recordings and historic reference productions and participated in various CD productions as recording engineer and editor on location for Deutsche Grammophon and Decca

In 2000 she started employment as recording producer at Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian radio). Here she worked on radio and CD productions, live broadcasts and recordings together with various artists, orchestras and conductors.  

Since 2007 Dagmar Birwe produces many CDs in the twin function of producer/ balance engineer. 

In 2010, she was appointed by the Robert Schumann University of Music and Media as professor for Artistic Music Production at the Institute For Music And Media.

During her career Dagmar Birwe worked with various artists such as the Baroque ensemble of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra (Barockensemble der Wienr Symphoniker), Camerata Salzburg, Cappella Gabetta, London Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Munich (Münchener Kammerorchester), Munich Radio Orchestra (Münchner Rundfunkorchester), Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio (Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks), Lisa Batiashvilli, Andrés Gabetta, Sol Gabetta, Maximilian Hornung, Sebastian Klinger, François Leleux, Les Vents Français, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Emmanuel Pahud, Ulf Schirmer und Lothar Zagrosek.

Many recordings of Dagmar Birwe received international awards. For instance the production of the Bach violin concertos and Gubaidulina’s violin concerto with Anne-Sophie Mutter and the London Symphony Orchestra under Valery Gergiev (Echo Classic), her production of the debut CD of Sol Gabetta with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester (Echo Classic, Grammy nomination) and the CD “Jump!” of Maximilian Hornung (Echo Classic).