FORMAL BIOGRAPHY (AUDIO)
Brian Chan is a recording engineer, music producer and cellist based in Vancouver B.C.. His work has been featured in over seventy commercial releases ranging from pop and jazz albums, to music for ESL curriculums, to surround mixes for TV and theatre. Recent audio projects include recordings for the Vancouver Symphony orchestra, Chor Leoni Men’s Choir, mixes for Hasbro’s animated series My Little Pony, as well as live recordings for rock bands The New Pornographers, Mother Mother and The New Orford String quartet.
As an active performing and session cellist, Chan collaborates frequently with pop and folk artists such as Dear Rouge, Jordan Klassen and Zaac Pick. Touring across the continent has seen Chan at festivals such as the Folk Alliance International, Canadian Music Week, and Squamish Music festival. In the last few years, Chan has toured Europe and North America, performing in London, Munich, and Montreal. Highlights include the Reeperbahn festival in Germany, CBC’s Vinyl Café, and performing at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
Currently, Chan is a recording engineer for the Canadian Broadcasting Company, classical concert series Music in the Morning and contemporary music series Music on Main. He is also an adjunct instructor of music and computers at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Chan holds a Masters in sound recording from the acclaimed Schulich School of Music of McGill University where he was under the tutelage of Multi-Grammy winning recording engineers George Massenburg and Richard King.