AES Member Profile

Nadja Wallaszkovits

Nadja Wallaszkovits

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Audio Fields:

  • Libraries, Governments, Cultural Institutions - Archive/Restoration
  • Recording Industry - Archiving/Restoration
  • Educational Institutions - Educator

Job Duties:

  • Educator
  • Consultant
  • Engineer
  • Researcher
  • Technical Director


Nadja Wallaszkovits has been a member of the AES for many years. She is board member of the Austrian section and is active in the Technical Committee on Archiving Restoration and Digital Libraries, as well as in SC-07 Subcommittee on Metadata for Audio.

Nadja has worked as a student member already for the 92nd convention in Vienna, Austria - March 1992, and has served in various chair functions for many European AES conventions.

Starting from the audio production side as a sound engineer, her career became more and more specialised in audio archiving and restoration. Nadja Wallaszkovits studied ethnomusicology at the University of Vienna and graduated as an audio engineer. After several years of experience as a sound engineer for private national and international recording companies she joined the Phonogrammarchiv of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, where she manages the audio department since 2005. She is specifically responsible for audio restoration, archiving and rerecording of historical collections, and works as a consultant for archival technology for project partners all over the world. She lectures at the University of Vienna and at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin and Berne, and has held several national and international training seminars.

Recently she took over the management of the new research department of NOA GmbH, a Public Private Partnership collaboration between the Phonogrammarchiv of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and NOA, a leading global provider of flexible turnkey solutions for quality-controlled digitizing, management, and archiving of audio and other media content. This collaboraion is dedicated to the restoration of acetate media.

Nadja Wallaszkovits is vice chair of the Technical Committee of the International Association of Sound Archives (IASA) and member of the Training and Education Committee of IASA.

AES Awards

In 2018, Nadja Wallaszkovits was presented with the AES Board of Governors Award in recognition for co-chairing the 142nd AES Convention in Berlin, Germany, May 20–May 23, 2017.

In 2018, Nadja Wallaszkovits was presented with the AES Board of Governors Award in recognition of co-chairing the 144th AES Convention in Milan.

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