About Cobra Records

Story telling projects

COBRA RECORDS is always looking for remarkable projects performed by young talent and/or internationally well known musicians and special ensembles, domestically and abroad. Every Cobra album is a story telling project.
Enthusiasm, ambition, open-minded, sense of quality, cooperation and flexibility are our keywords.
Remarkable can be defined as groundbreaking, innovative, but also sublime performance of the “main repertoire”.
Looking for everyone’s highest quality we create all conditions to achieve a special production. This all starts with discussing repertoire, planning, choosing acoustical location.
Each musician gets complete artistic freedom and all the support to achieve highest expression.

Fair Trade

COBRA RECORDS is a fair trade label. Together with musicians we invest in new productions. This is for both parties a healthy mechanism that forces combining efforts for maximum publicity.
COBRA RECORDS attaches great importance to a broad collaboration with musicians, composers, concert halls, artist management and media.

In the media COBRA RECORDS is known as a sympathetic, small, quality label.

Cobra Team

Tom Peeters is an Experienced Label Manager, producer and classical recording engineer with a demonstrated history of work in the music industry. Skilled in Audio Engineering, Record Labels, Audio Recording and Audio Post Production. Tom produced over 500 recordings for many international artists. Many recordings were reviewed internationally very well, several albums were awarded with an important international nomination and in the Netherlands it resulted in several Edison awards. Read his story in “Meet the Magicians” on NativeDSD.

Maaiken Heslenfeld takes care of the planning and publicity of all COBRA albums. Key person in the contact with the musicians, designer, factory, Stemra and distribution, she ensures a smooth creation and distribution of every new release. Through her well-established contacts with the press at home and abroad, she knows how to generate national and international attention for the COBRA albums in various media.

Audiophile quality

All productions are recorded in native DSD. This recording format has a sample rate which is up to 256 times higher then a CD. The recordings are made in three different styles: Stereo, Surround and Binaural.

Artwork, Video

“Much attention is given to a special look and optimal design and video.”