Parry Audio Studio & Mobile Recording

As of the 1st of January 2017, the company operates under the name PARRY AUDIO Studio & Mobile Recording. Founded in 1987 by Eberhard Schnellen as ES-DUR Tonstudio and taken over in 2014 by Karola Parry, long-term employee and qualified sound engineer. PARRY AUDIO is situated in the heart of Hamburg-Ottensen.

The studio specialises in the production of classical music and audio books as well as mastering and remastering. The range of services have been expanded to include video production. Projects are handled by qualified sound engineers throughout their entire cycle, from organisational preparations, selection of suitable recording room, competent musical and aesthetic support and high-quality technical recording right through to post production.


Karola Parry

Owner, qualified sound engineer (Diplom-Tonmeister).

* 1965 in Remscheid, married, 2 children.

Karola Parry completed her degree in sound engineering (Diplom-Tonmeister) at the Berlin Hochschule der Künste (University of Art). After graduating in 1990, she worked as a freelancer for classical music for public radio stations: Radio Bremen, Hessischer Rundfunk and Rias Berlin. Today, she still freelances as a recording producer for nationwide public radio station Deutschlandfunk and DeutschlandfunkKultur.

Since 1991 she has worked as a freelance balance engineer and recording producer on CD productions and radio productions in the areas of chamber music, orchestral music, audio books and mastering at ES-DUR.

1996 - 1999 Freelance lecturer at the SAE Hamburg and freelance broadcast audio engineer at Schwartzkopff TV for talkshows

2003 - 2009 Freelance balnce engineer for music productions at NDR Hamburg (North German Public Radio), work at NDR Rolf-Liebermann-Studio, OB-Van 40 and 41

2010 - 2013 Basic certificate in Culture and Media Management from the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre

She co-founded C2 Hamburg Musik & Medienproduktion with the labels ES-DUR and Charade in 2011 together with Udo Potratz. At the end of 2016 she left C2 Hamburg.

Today, Karola Parry has overseen more than 200 CD productions in the area of classical music and more than 100 audio book productions in her roles as a producer, balance engineer and recording engineer.

She has received the following awards for CD productions:

- Echo Classic 2014, David Geringas, cello – Ian Fountain, piano (Deutschlandradio Kultur/ES-DUR; 2014),

- Grammy Nominierung 2018 Zara Levina Klavierkonzerte RSB/Ariane Mathiak, Maria Lettberg, piano (Deutschlandradio Kultur/Capriccio; 2017)

- Diapason d'Or de l'Année 2018, Ensemble Resonanz, Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello, Ricardo Minasi (Harmonia mundi)

- Diapason d'Or de l'Année 2019, Ensemble Resonanz, Ricardo Minasi (Harmonia mundi)

- Enno Poppe, Ensemble Resonanz, Tabea Zimmermann, Viola; Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Bestenliste 03/2021


Juska Burgmann

* 1967 in Rendsburg, married, 2 children

Juska Burgmann worked as a costume dressmaker at the Theater für Kinder and the Hamburger Kammeroper. 

Since 1999 she has been responsible for organisation, administration and book keeping - first at ES DUR Studio, now at PARRY AUDIO.


Ruth Günther

*1973 in Hamburg, married, 2 children

Master’s degree in classical archaeology in 1999, research assistant at the University of Hamburg from 2000-2014. 

Since 2015 responsible for administration, organisation, disposition and planning, she also has worked as assistant and technician.


Michael Jaeckel

born in 1977,

is a certified sound engineer for audiovisual media. He completed his studies at the HFF Potsdam-Babelsberg. As a sound engineer and recording producer, he has also produced CDs and recordings with artists such as the Staatskapelle Weimar, the RIAS Kammerchor, the Dresden Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, Ensemble Resonanz and other artists from jazz, rock and pop.
Michael Jaeckel was awarded the Tonmeister Prize from the Association of German Tonmeisters.
Since 2008, Jaeckel is a lecturer at Mittweida University of Applied Sciences for audio engineering and media engineering. He lives with his wife and two children near Lüneburg.


Tim Altrichter

Born in Saxony-Anhalt at the time of the reunification,

he grew up in Eberswalde and studied at the College of Film and Television in Babelsberg, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts "Sound" (2010-1014) degree. He has worked as a freelance sound engineer since 2008 at various events, TV and film productions. He has been working for PARRY AUDIO as a technician and sound engineer since 2014, first planning and executing the conversion of the studio, then in 2015 also the rebuilding of the mobile recording van.


Eberhard Schnellen

* 1952 in Dortmund
Eberhard Schnellen started his studies for Music Education at Hochschule für Musik, Cologne and continued at the Berlin Hochschule der Künste (University of Art) finishing with the degree in sound engineering (Diplom-Tonmeister). In 1979 he began working as a sound engineer for pop music at Polygram. In 1987 he founded ES-DUR Tonstudio in Hamburg-Ottensen.

After the transfer of the studio in 2013 he continued to work as a freelance balance engineer for music and word productions. He has been in his well-deserved retirement since 2021.


Rouven Öttjes

Born and grown up in Hamburg, Rouven works as a technician and engineer.  With a long time experience he takes care of recordings and music productions within rock, pop and classical music for the NDR Radio station (amongst others) and for PARRY AUDIO.


Martin Siemßen

After studying musicology, psychology and education, Martin Siemßen completed an apprenticeship as a media designer for image and sound. He has released 11 albums as a guitarist and songwriter with various bands. He has taught early musical education in daycare centers, schools and cultural centers and gives workshops for educators.
For several years he worked for different production companies as EB & film sound man, cameraman and video producer and shot image films. For RTL he worked as a video editor. Since 2005 he has been working as a sound technician for NDR, since 2013 for ES-DUR and for PARRY AUDIO.


Felix Epp

*1989 in Tübingen
Felix Epp finished his studies at the Tonmeister-Institut of the Berlin University of the Arts as "Diplom-Tonmeister" in 2016. As a recording producer and sound engineer he works on CD and video productions as well as concert recordings in the areas of classical music as well as jazz and popular music.

Felix lives in Berlin and is a freelance recording producer and sound engineer, since 2021 also for PARRY AUDIO, among others.


Arnoldstraße 26 - 30F
22765 Hamburg

fon +49 - 40 - 390 98 02
fax +49 - 40 - 39 67 35