(l-r) Tony Platt, Jon Thornton (Sound Technology program head), Chris Pawlusek, Steve Levine
Liverpool, UK (July 26, 2013)—Chris Pawlusek has been honored as the most promising student to graduate from The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) Sound Technology degree program with the 2013 recipient of the Music Producers Guild Prize.
Launched in 2010, the MPG Prize offers the winning student an opportunity to work alongside some of the UK's top recording professionals. Prominent MPG Awards-winners continue to be very supportive of the initiative, which also brings sponsorship opportunities from companies such as Avid and MPG benefactor Roberston Taylor Insurance Brokers.
MPG chairman Steve Levine and MPG education representative Tony Platt presented Chris Pawlusek with his prize during LIPA's annual graduation ceremony, which took place today. Also present was LIPA lead patron Sir Paul McCartney. LIPA is located in McCartney's old school, the Liverpool Institute for Boys.
The aim of the Music Producers Guild Prize is to recognize the student who, in the opinion of his or her tutors, has shown the most exceptional talent, initiative, commitment and consideration to the art of music recording and production.
Winning the MPG Prize will give Chris Pawlusek the chance to develop and explore the recording techniques he has learned at LIPA and make valuable contacts within the professional sound industry. In addition to a one-year associate membership to the MPG, Pawlusek will also have the opportunity to shadow producer Al O'Connell, MPG Engineer Of The Year 2013, and Charlie Andrew, MPG Breakthrough Producer of the Year 2013.
Pawlusek will also attend an orchestral recording session with award-winning engineer Haydn Bendall and attend a mastering session with Matt Colton, winner of the MPG Mastering Engineer Award 2013. Studio experience will be provided by Snap! Studios, winner of the MPG Best Studio Award 2013. Pawlusek's will also spend a day at Avid's UK headquarters, where he will receive in-depth tuition on the D-Control and System 5 Fusion consoles.
Music Producers Guild (UK)