Eberhard Sengpiel (1940 in Berlin, † 29.08.2014) was a multiple Grammy award-winning sound engineer. He was also a musician in his own right and a lecturer at the Berlin University of the Arts, (Universität der Künste, Berlin) UdK-Berlin.
|Died||29 August 2014|
Sengpiel studied electrical engineering in Berlin (Germany). As a musician, he studied composition and led several dance music bands. He was a development engineer in the field of audio technology and was among the developers of the HiFi standard DIN 45500. As a sound engineer, he worked with pop musicians such as Reinhard Mey, Peter Maffay, and the Fischer Choirs in the field of classical music, he is doing recordings of the New York Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.), the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra and various famous chamber music artists, to mention only Il Giardino Armonico, Andreas Staier, and Concerto Cologne (Concerto Köln).
He lectured at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin - Tonmeister Institute) on microphone recordings and analog and digital sound studio technologies in surround sound and stereo for tonmeister students. 
Sengpiel has won the following Grammys as a sound engineer:
- 2002 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra): Richard Strauss: Wind Concertos
- 2003 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording: Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser
Medal of Honor (Tonmeister)Edit
Eberhard Sengpiel received by the Association of German Sound Engineers (Verband Deutscher Tonmeister) at the Audio Convention 2010 in Leipzig, the Medal of Honor by president Carlos Albrecht. This award is given to someone who has done great service to the profession as a sound engineer (Tonmeister) and the audio industry for outstanding services.
- "Eberhard Sengpiel". udk-berlin.de. 6 October 2014.
- Medal of Honor 2010 - Dipl.-Ing. (diploma engineer) Eberhard Sengpiel - 26 TMT, Leipzig
- Forum for microphone recordings and sound studio techniques. Sengpiel's official site is mostly in German (although with some English-language material). It includes an extensive discography and much material related to his lectures on sound recordings for the Berlin Tonmeister Institute.
- Audio calculators, formulas, and converters useful in acoustics and in recording techniques (in English)