Biography

Ian Tilley

Ian Tilley, record producer and musician, has produced and co-produced albums for many of the biggest names in the Classical-crossover genre, including Gold and Platinum selling artists, Aled Jones, Russell Watson, Hayley Westenra, Libera, All Angels and The Choirboys. Many of these albums have received BRIT nominations and have enjoyed success at the top of the classical charts. Ian works with most of the major labels including Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Classic FM and BMG.

As well as being a classically trained pianist and singer, Ian is also a composer and arranger, writing and arranging for many of the artists he produces.

Ian’s recent production work has included two albums for Aled Jones and Russell Watson on the BMG label. ‘In Harmony’ was released on the 9th November 2018 and went straight to number eight in the UK pop album chart. The follow up album ‘Back In Harmony’ was released on November 1st 2019 and spent several weeks at the top of the UK classical chart.

Ian has just finished producing an album for NZ violinist/composer Fiona Pears and guitarist Connor Hartley-Hall. ‘South of France’ was released on March 1st 2020.

Ian has also become well known for his live work as Musical Director for artists such as Hayley Westenra and Aled Jones. He spent four years travelling the world with Hayley and fellow Kiwi Fiona Pears. They played everywhere from the Sydney Opera House to the famous Joe’s pub in NYC.

Over the years Ian has worked as a recording engineer on numerous productions for CD release, TV and radio, so is very much hands on in the studio at both the recording and mixing stage.

An overview of Ian’s work can be found on the discography page.