Nikolaos Espailidis, Sound Engineer and Director of the Recording Studio of the Athens Concert Hall

espialidis2  Name: Nikolaos Espialidis
  Date of birth: 14 of June of 1957, Thessaloniki
  Citizenship: Greek
  Marital status: Divorced with a 12-year-old daughter
  Education: Higher

INSTITUTE:

N. London Institute of Technology, Great Britain (branch of Metropolitan University)

DATE:

 September 1978 – June 1981

DIPLOMA:

BSc ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING

   

 

 

 

Foreign Languages: (Degree 1 to 5 regarding the capacity, where 5 is Excellent)

 

LANGUAGE

COMPREHENSION

SPEAKING

WRITING

Greek (mother tongue)

5

5

5

English

5

5

5

Member of Professional Organizations: President of the Greek Dept.
Audio Engineering Society (AES)
Current Position: Director of the Recording Studio Athens Concert Hall. He also studied Audiovisual Systems – Room Acoustics (self-employed).

Years of experience: 25 years at companies relevant to the Media (Lambrakis Press SA – TOP FM) and to the production of audiovisual context (Athens Concert Hall); at the same time he has been engaged in projects concerning the design and supervision and/or construction of audiovisual facilities and room acoustics.

Qualifications: First Degree in University of Great Britain specializing in electro acoustic and room acoustics (North London Polytechnic). Specialization in the USA with seminars in Florida and New York on issues of audiovisual production, discography, mass media (full sail recording workshop – Orlando Florida and Center for the Media Arts – New York University N.Y.C. N.Y.) from September 1982 to October 1983.

Employment: Technical Manager AL SOUND STUDIOS
Duration: 1984 – 1987
Country: Greece
Employment: Production Manager of TOP FM – TOP SOUND STUDIOS of Lambrakis Press SA
Duration: 1987 – 1990
Country: Greece
Employment: Director of Concert Hall of Athens Recording Studio.
Duration: 1990 – today
Country: Greece

 

Working experience:

COUNTRY

DATE:

NAME & DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT OR SERVICE/DUTIES DISCRIPTION

Greece

1987 -1988

Design and Supervision of the construction of the air studios and the production of TOP FM

Greece

1991 - 1993

Design and Supervision of additional audio installations of the Concert Hall beyond the original conference specifications

Greece

1991 -1994

Participation in Technical Committees for the design and delivery of Athens Concert Hall studio recording

Greece

1993 -1997

Participation in Technical Committees for the design and delivery of Athens Concert Hall Digital Videotaping Center

Greece

1996

Audio system design for the Half Note Jazz club Athens - Greece

Greece

1996 -1997

Consultant of the contractor Technodomiki ATE for the construction of the theatre IVI Audiovisual installations and Room Acoustics

Greece

1997-1998

Consultant of the contractor JV GEK SA – PSIKTIKI SA for Audio Systems of the Thessaloniki Concert Hall

Greece

1997 - today

Participation in Committees of Audiovisual Systems in order to extend Athens Concert Hall below the Parko Eleftherias

Greece

2003

Design and Supervision of the audiovisual systems and announcement systems at the Mall NAZKA SPOR JV AKTOR –ELLINIKI TECHNODOMIKI

Greece

2004

Design and control of the sound reproduction system at the opening and closing ceremony of Athens 2004 Olympic Games

Greece

2006

Design and control of sound systems for the Eurovision Contest 2006

Greece

2007

Design and supervision of the audiovisual system at the house of managing director of Cosmote, Mr. I. Fotiadis in Rafina of Atica

Greece

2008

Design and supervision of the broadcasting system of music and announcements at the ski center of Parnassos for the Contracting JV AKTOR ATE – PANTRAK SA

 

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