Recordings Begin, Pre-Sales/Crowdfunding Campaign Announced

The all-metal-stars Vivaldi Metal Project which involves more than 70 world-famous musicians all around the globe such as Rick Wakeman, Vitalij Kuprij, Chris Caffery, Fabio Lione, Mark Boals, Rob Rock, Dani Loeble and many others, have officially started recording a metal version of the legendary classic masterpiece “The Four Seasons” by Antonio Vivaldi. The international […]

Rick Wakeman

On January 12nd, 2015, Mistheria and Alberto Rigoni met the wizard of keyboards and Rock legend of all times Mr. RICK WAKEMAN (YES). We are extremely proud to announce that Rick has confirmed his participation in the Vivaldi Metal Project. We feel really amazed and deeply honored! Also, he has left a video message to all our fans, check […]

Raphael Saini (drums)

Raphael Saini is one of the most well-known metal drummers from Italy. He performed with bands like: Iced Earth, Master, Abomination, and many more. Currently he plays for grind-core legends Cripple Bastards (Italy) and melodic metallers Jaded Star (Greece, the band features the singer Maxi Nil). Raphael Saini performed with many artists including: Chaoswave (7 […]

Ilker Ersin (bass)

Ilker Ersin is a German Rock Bass player from bands Freedom Call and Powerworld with whom he released several album and keeps constantly performing live. He’s also member of German vocalist Michael Bormann band. Ilker Ersin started to play bass in the age of 14. After playing in local bands in and around Munich/Germany, he […]

Ruben Israel (drums)

Ruben Israel is the powerful Dutch drummer in the symphonic metal band Delain. Hailing from Heerlen in the south of the Netherlands, drummer Ruben Israel joined Delain in June 2014, replacing previous stickman Sander Zoer. Ruben previously toured with Delain on their US tour with Kamelot in the fall of 2013. He’s also drums with […]

Rolf Pilve (drums)

Rolf Pilve is a drummer Stratovarius, legendary Finnish metal band spanning over two decades. Phenomenal and extremely skilled drummer, he has played in several countries over 500 shows so far and played on over thirty albums, demos and singles. Pilve became a professional drummer in 2005, recording an album both with Dreamtale and Sightless. He […]

All 12 Arrangements Completed!

Mission greatly achieved by arrangers: Douglas R. Docker, Francesco Dall’O’, Frank Caruso, Gabriels, Keiko Kumagai, Mistheria, Nicolas Waldo, Pawel Penksa, Tomas Varnagiris, Yannis Androulakakis, Zhivko Koev. Today, Mistheria completed the last arrangement, Summer’s 1st movement (Allegro). To date, all the arrangements for the 12 movements from Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” have been completed! Congratulations to […]

Oliver Holzwarth (bass)

Oliver Holzwarth, German Bass player from the Italian Symphonic Power Metal band Rhapsody of Fire, is one of the most appreciated bassist in the Metal scene since decades, Oliver played also, among others, with Blind Guardian and Tarja Turunen. Oliver had been the live/studio bass player for Blind Guardian between 1998 and 2012. Moreover, he […]

Zhivko Koev ‘Kapellmeister’ for the project

Our arranger Zhivko Koev has been designed as project’s “Kapellmeister”. Zhivko Koev manages all the arrangements for Choir and coordinates the recording process with the the Choir including public relations with the conductor Mrs. Darena Popova and all the singers involved in the vocal ensemble. Zhivko did an awesome job connecting the Vivaldi Metal Project […]

Darena Popova (choir conductor)

Darena Popova has graduated at the State Academy of Music in Sofia (Bulgaria) with a major in Choir conducting. Since 1998, she is the conductor of Academic Choir “Angel Manolov” and since 2005 of the folklore formation “Chemerika”. Graduated in the class of prof. Vassil Arnaudov, in the-recent years Darena Popova is a laureate of […]

Academic CHOIR ‘Angel Manolov’ (Bulgaria)

The Academic Choir Manolov (Sofia, Bulgaria) was founded in 1933 by Maestro Angel Manolov and it is one of the first students`choirs in Bulgaria. During its more than 80-years existence the Academic Choir has performed 4000+ concerts in Bulgaria and 350+ abroad. Since 1998, choir’s conductor is  Darena Popova. The choir is a laureate of […]

Alberto Rigoni (co-producer and bass)

Alberto Rigoni is an Italian bass player and composer, internationally known for his career as a solo artist and as a member of the progressive rock band TwinSpirits, Lady & THE BASS and Vivaldi Metal Project. His solo albums (Something Different, Rebirth, Three Wise Monkeys and Overloaded, worldwide released between 2008 and 2014), between progressive […]

Henrik Klingenberg (keyboards)

Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg is a stunning keyboardist and amazing keytar player which keeps touring all over the world with Finnish Power-Metal band Sonata Arctica. Although his main involvement is with Sonata Arctica, he is also a member of the band Silent Voices and a thrash/groove metal band called Mental Care Foundation (in which he is […]

Ivan Mihaljevic joins the studio staff

Not only an amazing guitarist which is already in the project, IVAN MIHALJEVIC is also a brilliant sound engineer which joined our tech-staff and is working in his Attic Room studio on the pre-production (drums and additional editing). Ivan Mihaljevic already joined the project as guitarist…

Fabio D’Amore (bass)

Fabio D’Amore is the Bass player for Symphonic Metal band SERENITY, a sound engineer/studio manager, songwriter, and music teacher. He also toured with German band Xandria and works as producer at his own Artesonika Recording Studio in Italy. Fabio started studying and playing music at the age of 4. He progressed through several instruments, from […]

Chris Caffery (guitar)

Chris Caffery is one of the most rated heavy metal guitar players best known for his work as a member of Savatage and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He has also pursued a solo career and had the opportunity to tour with the legendary Ronnie James Dio. Chris has been with Savatage a very long time. His […]

Marco Sfogli (guitar)

Marco Sfogli is credited as one of the most influential and followed progressive rock and metal guitar player of the last years. Marco has played and performed both on stage and in studio with many artists including James LaBrie, Jordan Rudess, Virgil Donati, John Macaluso, Adam Nitti, Matt Guillory, Peter Wichers, Peter Wildoer, Ray Riendeau, Mike Mangini, Bryan […]

Crowdfunding Campaign on PledgeMusic

Help us carry on the dream making it real! We can only do it with your precious support. Donate now and reserve your exclusives: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/vivaldi-metal   The Vivaldi Metal Project is an independent project, the staff is looking for supporters who can help in reaching the needed budget for the production (recordings, mixing, mastering, etc.) […]

Roberto Scarpa Meylougan (pipe organ)

Roberto Scarpa Meylougan, from Venice, is one of the greatest Pipe Organ players nowdays. Top-class musician with an outstanding technique and musicality, he breaks down the barriers and with the “King of Instruments” he loves to play any music genre from Classical to Metal. Maestro Roberto Scarpa Meylougan obtained a degree with distinction in pipe […]