Steven Maes is a classical music recording engineer. He has worked with symphony orchestras like London Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Wiener Philharmoniker, the Brussels Philharmonic, DeFilharmonie, La Monnaie, but also with acclaimed period ensembles like Anima Eterna Brugge and Collegium Vocale. He has recorded for maestros such as Edo de Waart, Philippe Herreweghe and Hervé Niquet. He captured recitals and records with virtuosi such as Isabelle van Keulen, Linus Roth, Pieter Wispelwey, Boris Berezovsky and Dietrich Henschel.
On a somewhat less classical note, he did various projects like the cd recording and sounddesign for the music theater production Luna from the tree which won the "Gouden Uil 2001" and had his premiere in New York on Broadway in 2005.
In 2004 he was in London recording and mixing 50 years Fender Stratocaster in Wembley Arena for the BBC. That year he also mixed for ABC and the Portuguese TV the biggest live festival on the continent ever: "Rock in Rio Lisboa 2004”.
His professional hobby is cd mastering for bands and artists like Raymond Van het Groenewoud, Dez Mona, Bart Peeters, Emma Bale, Lost Frequencies, Stan Van Samang, Het Zesde Metaal, Adamo.
At the beginning of 2013, two classical releases in which Steven Maes played an important role were praised in prestigious periodicals. Recently, the prominent French magazine Classica went on a search for the best reference-recording in history. The jury, which sat down to a blind evaluation, declared the Debussy - La Mer release he recorded with the Brussels Philharmonic (in 2010) as the best reference-recording of all time.
In January, the New York Times included Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius (recorded with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic & Edo de Waart) in its top ten of major 2013 releases.