Global Alumni

You have spent your time at Abbey Road Institute working hard and immersing yourself in all of the learning and experiences on offer, what next?

Ambitious and motivated, our alumni are establishing themselves in the next stages of their careers in the music industry and beyond. They are working as producers and engineers to undertaking internships and much more. The opportunities are broad, from working in studios, for a range of businesses and startups in the music and cultural sectors to setting up their own initiatives and working freelance, juggling lots of exciting and demanding projects.

Our Amsterdam alumni join a global Abbey Road network including all of our graduates as well as our industry friends. This extended family are from different backgrounds and with different skill sets they progress onto a range of careers. Brought together at the end of their study for the global graduation ceremony there are many opportunities for future collaboration and partnerships.

Dominic Parry

Apprentice Britannia Row

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Dominic Parry

Apprentice Britannia Row

Following his graduation, Dominic Parry has been working as a full-time apprentice at leading audio equipment rental company Britannia Row Productions. Founded by Pink Floyd, Britannia Row has grown to become a global leader providing equipment for the London Olympics, Foo FightersMumford & Sons and The Cure‘s tour.  Dominic assisted in the 2019 Brit Awards as a stage technician for numerous performing acts including James Bay, Calvin Harris, Hugh Jackman, and P!NK. He has also worked on Andrea Bocelli’s world tour and the MTV European Music Awards.  Dominic’s apprenticeship scheme at Britannia Row Productions continued the training he started at Abbey Road Institute. He worked for several months in each of the companies departments (Maintenance, Speakers, Cables, Rigging, RF, Digital, Warehouse Manager Assistant & Prep) whilst taking part in two 15 week training courses; Live Sound fundamentals and Live Sound Intermediate. Alongside his day work, Dominic Parry has worked on gigs at The Roundhouse and the centennial WW1 memorial service.

 

You can find out more about Britannia Row on our blog.

Stéphanie Ung

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Stéphanie Ung

Audio Engineer

Stéphanie Ung completed her training at Abbey Road Institute Paris in 2019. Before studying with us 
Stéphanie undertook classical training at the Paris Conservatory where she learned the violin. 
She then became interested in writing and composition which allowed her to discover and explore electronic 
music. It was her interest in this genre that encouraged her to pursue her studies at Abbey Road Institute Paris 
where she developed skills in sound engineering and music production. 

Within two months of obtaining her diploma Stéphanie secured an internship at Coppélia Studios. The following 
month, she was hired as an assistant and worked on sessions with Youv Eee, 7 Jaws, Yseult, Kungs, 
Ben l’oncle Soul and has begun to do sessions as a sound engineer where she has recorded 
artist Laetitia Bay.

Quentin Durual

Freelance Engineer, Composer & Session Guitarist

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Quentin Durual

Freelance Engineer, Composer & Session Guitarist

Quentin Durual joined Abbey Road Institute Paris having already gained some experience in the music industry. 
He worked freelance in mixing and compostion as well as working on two festival of light projectsin Lyon 
before studying with us. He also studied in London for a year to make music and improve his English.
Following that he joined Abbey Road Institute Paris in 2017. 

After Quentin graduated at Abbey Road Studios, he travelled to Australia for a 3 month internship at 
the famous and well respected 'Studios 301'. Upon returning to France, he has been working on a variety 
of projects including composing for television through a company called "The Range". He continues 
working as mix engineer and as a session guitarist for performances, collaborating with artists such as 
Nicko Soulchildren odaiba, Paul Flint and Tony Dofat. You can find out more about Quentin on his 
Instagram account.

Charlotte Adelle

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Charlotte Adelle

Engineer and Producer at Universal Music

Charlotte Adelle graduated from Abbey Road Institute Melbourne in 2017 and has now established herself as a standout vocal producer, producer and songwriter on the rise. In early 2018, she started to work at Studios 301 alongside senior engineer Simon Cohen (Justin Bieber, Starley, Thelma Plum, Illy) as his vocal assistant.

In a recent Alumni interview, Charlotte said “If you have a good can-do attitude… then you can achieve anything.” That attitude has shone through and supported her advances at 301. She collaborates with local Sydney artists as a writer, producer and engineer. Charlotte is using her platform to encourage other young people in her field to create a strong and safe community.

When she’s not collaborating with incredible Australian artists, she’s working on her own material as a singer/songwriter. She records her stunning voice and publishes the videos on Youtube and Instagram. Consequently, she is well on her way to becoming a name in the Australian music scene.

Find out how Charlotte navigated the industry after graduating in our alumni interview.

Raphaël Guédin

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Raphaël Guédin

Music Producer, Artist & Freelance Engineer

Raphaël Guédin studied on the part-time Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering at Abbey Road Institute Paris from October 2017 to September 2019. A highlight of his time at the Institute was recording band ‘Mother Vulture’ in the Gatehouse at Abbey Road Studios.

He also completed an internship at Audioscope studios, in the 15th arrondissement of Paris whilst he was studying with us. The experience turned out to be very constructive as a few days after the end of his training Raphaël was hired as an assistant at the famous studio. Find out more about Raphael here.

Léo Chupin

Recording & Mixing Engineer

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Léo Chupin

Recording & Mixing Engineer

Léo Chupine trained at Abbey Road Institute Paris from January to December 2018. Following his graduation 
he first became an Assistant Engineer at the Studio de Meudon. This studio is particularly well known for 
providing two exceptional concert pianos for recording - a Steinway and a Fazioli. 
Léo Chupin then started work as a freelance sound engineer following his first sessions at the 
Studio de Meudon. He's had great recognition for his work and his innovative approach. In the second half 
of 2019, KR magazine selected him to be one of the "10 emeritus sound engineers" who have new ideas 
about the industry. The article was published in the special issue winter 2019-2020 edition.

It’s been a life-changing experience really. I came with the willingness and hunger to learn and I left with the awareness of being not only a better producer and engineer, but a better person/human being. Once you’ve learnt all the techy stuff, you realise how much more essential it is to learn the emotional and psychological part of the game and how to deal with artists. And that only comes with passion, hunger and dedication.

Marco Spaggiari, Amsterdam Graduate 2018

It’s insane how inspiring it is to put fifteen musicians of all genres and backgrounds in one class and work on your skills together. I mean, Abbey Road brought me a lot of knowledge, a great network and practical skills – that’s what I signed up for. But it also gave me a bloody great time, tons of fun and sort of a second family.

Rudy Mackay, Amsterdam Graduate 2017

I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for this course, not only for the invaluable education but also for the good people at Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam, and everyone I’ve met along the year.

Kiko Medeiros, Amsterdam Graduate 2018

By day, you’re soaking in the knowledge of industry experts. By night, you practice what you’ve learnt in a playground of high-end studio equipment. What more could you possibly want?

Janice Wong, Amsterdam Graduate 2017

Abbey Road Institute is not a school, it is a high end production studio with a control room full of learners.

Théo Dorey, Amsterdam Graduate 2016

“Every day spent here felt like I was better than the day before. It is beautiful to think in colours, mix with flavours and develop a unique way to listen and understand music. Abbey Road is all about perspective and attitude, things which are taught so well between the magical walls of the institute“

Stefan Roscovan, Amsterdam Graduate 2017

From the moment I entered Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam it took me a total of 5 minutes to realise that I came to the right place. It has been one of the best experiences, meeting new friends for life from all over the world. You learn so, so much in just 1 year in an incredible environment, which has to be felt to understand.

Fabian Brummel, Amsterdam Graduate 2017