Mon parcours musical

Born in February 1964, Manuel Mohino studied the piano and small mechanics. Musician, son of a French & history teacher and a musician, he learned sound engineering at the Institute of Arts of Diffusion in Louvain-La-Neuve (B) where he graduated in 1985 with great distinction. From beginning of 1988, he did a lot of digital sound editing and processing, joining one of the very first company dedicated to this highly specialized work. During three years, he gained a complete control over the digital audio techniques; he has done several hundreds of compact disc mastering, a lot of music editing and managed the technical development of the fast growing company he was working for. Meanwhile, he recorded several classical music compact discs and signed the acoustic design of several recording studios.

In 1991, he joined a partner for developing a new recording company. He worked hardly, recorded and produced more than one hundred classical music projects. After seven years of successful work, he sold his assets, considering his artistic work incompatible with the growing constraints of what became a multinational company. Since 1998, he works alone helped by some assistants when necessary.

He worked with orchestras, ensembles, conductors and soloists in Europe, Canada, and Africa.

{Royal Philharmonic of London (GB), Orchestre National de Belgique (B), Orchestre Royal Philharmonique de Liège (B), Philharmonie Lorraine (F), Filarmonica Banatul de Timisoara (RO), Orquesta Nacional de Barcelona (E), Orquesta de San Sebastian (E), Orquesta de La Coruña (E), Orquesta Sinfonica de Madrid (E), Orchestre Symphonique de Douai (F), Orchestre de Paris-Sorbonne (F), Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders (B), Hespérion XXI (E) , La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy (F), Le Concert Spirituel (F), Orchestre Symphonique du Caire, Orchestre de l’Opéra du Caire (Eg), Rare Fruits Council (Int.), I Fiamminghi (B), Chœur de Namur & Ensemble les Agrémens (B), Le Poème Harmonique (F), Millenium (B), Walter Weller, Jordi Savall, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Mikko Frank, Hervé Niquet, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Wieland Kuijken, Michel Legrand, Alberto Iglesias, Martyn Brabbins, Walter Proost, Victor Pablo Peres, José Ramón Encinar, Pedro Halffter, Jacques Grimbert, etc…}

These collaborations led him to record a lot of known or unknown scores which list would be too big to do, some of these recordings primed by several international critics and prizes.

Aside from this intense activity as a recording engineer and producer (now more than 400 recordings) he has always done some work as an acoustics consultant for recording and mixing studios (nearly twenty studios, some halls, theatres,…). Some of these studios are dedicated to surround mixing (film and video) which techniques he closely studied, designed and used. That’s why he was one of the first engineers recording surround classical music for SACD and television.

This rare combination of know-how (music producer, sound engineer, mastering engineer, acoustic consultant) logically led him to teach architectural acoustics at the Royal Music Conservatory of Brussels, Belgium during ten years and now at the Insas, an internationally renowned film school in Brussels.

Now, he still records music while working on the way to add pictures to music with meaning and emotion.