Japanese release

We’re thrilled to announce that our album “The Four Seasons” will be released in Japan on July 20th via KING Records. The Japanese version will include a bonus track as well! The song is titled “Beyond Eternity” based on “E lucevan le stelle” aria from the Giacomo Puccini‘s opera “Tosca”. Instrumental and vocal arrangement, orchestration: […]

Recording sessions completed!

We’re very to announce that the recording sessions are completed! To date, it has been a 30-month long, fantastic and exciting journey that involved 133 solo artists, 126 members of orchestra and choirs, 15 arrangers, 4 lyricists, 4 conductors, many recording studios, sound engineers, and collaborators. Here’s the official count of our artists and ensembles: […]

Orchestra Scores completed

The official orchestra scores for the upcoming recording session in Gdansk (Poland) with the Sinfonietta Consonus Orchestra are ready! Long, meticulous, hard and intense job over three months has been successfully completed by our producer Mistheria, the founder-arranger-orchestrator Michal Mierzejewski, and the String arrangers Fillippo Lui and Guido Ruggeri. Also, thanks to our arrangers which […]

Guido Ruggeri (string arranger)

Guido Ruggeri is an Italian composer. He works as a composer of scene music and he has actually realized over 300 performances in the major Italian theaters. He graduated in Composition (1999) at the Conservatory “A. Casella” in L’Aquila, in Jazz Music (1994) and in Instrumentation for Wind Band (2008) at the Conservatory “S. Cecilia” […]

Douglas Docker completed all the lyrics

We all at the Vivaldi Metal Project want to deeply thank Douglas Docker for the awesome, fantastic and impressive job done and greatly completed!! Douglas gave all his best and shown, once more, all his ingenious talent! “Yesterday, November 1st 2015, after almost a year of hard work, I completed all the lyrics for the […]

Darena Popova (choir arranger)

Award winning choir conductor Darena Popova has joined the Vivaldi Metal Project’s team of arrangers. Darena Popova is doing a tremendous job rearranging and improving our choir parts so that they can be as EPIC and POWERFUL as possible! Meanwhile she is already preparing the Academic Choir ‘Angel Manolov’ (which she is the conductor of) […]

Michal Mierzejewski (orchestrator)

Michal Mierzejewski is a Polish composer, arranger and founder of Sinfonietta Consonus Orchestra. Also, inventor, composer, arranger of Symphonic Theater of Dreams. Founder of Symphonic Evenings of PROG. In 1997 he began to learn how to play the violin in the State School of Music (1st level) in his home town Lidzbark Warmiński. Michal Mierzejewski […]

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 […]

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 […]

Douglas R. Docker official lyricist

Dear friends, we want to reveal to you that multi-talented musician Douglas R. Docker is our official lyricist! Based on the concept developed by project’s producer Mistheria, Douglas is writing the lyrics for each concert of “The Four Seasons”. Here are a few words from him: “Hello everyone! This is Douglas from space metal opera […]

Filippo Lui (string arranger)

Filippo Lui is a pianist, composer and producer specialising in arrangements for string sections at his The Crystal Music Studios. He had his first approach to music at age of 5, showing a great interest in composition. He studied film music in Rome and at the conservatory in Mantova. In the following years, Filippo played his […]

Francesco Ivan Sante Dall’O’ (arranger)

When we have confirmed his participation in the project, Francesco Ivan Sante Dall’O’ said to us: “I’m really proud to participate in this great project and excited to work with such great musicians which have been so important during my formative years and a truly inspiration, also I’ll have the opportunity to pay tribute to […]

Arrangers – Contest n.5: Summer, 1.Allegro

The Vivaldi Metal Project is looking for an arranger, it can be YOU! Would you like your arrangement performed by world-class musicians? Are you an arranger and do you like Metal and Classical/Baroque music? Do you like Antonio Vivaldi’s masterpiece “The Four Seasons” ? Do you like epic and majestic music? Let’s get started… It’s […]

Keiko Kumagai (arranger)

Keiko Kumagai is a keyboard player and composer from Tokyo (Japan) and also mastermind of Prog-Rock band Ars Nova. Her musical style is dark and aggressive, with massive use of Hammond as main keyboard. Classical music, some Italian Prog, Prog-Metal and film music have a great influence on Keiko’s music, such as Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso, […]

Nicolas Waldo (arranger/guitarist)

Nicolas Waldo is a virtuoso guitarist, producer, arranger, composer and teacher. He plays guitar, drums, bass, keyboards and composes for his personal project “Nicolas Waldo” (instrumental metal/shred guitar) and other side projects. His compositions incorporate a diverse amount of musical elements, which include; improvised solos, odd meters, poly-rhythms, classical harmony, classical counterpoint, jazz harmony, modern […]

Yannis Androulakakis (arranger / guitarist)

Yannis Androulakakis is a composer, arranger and guitarist from Greece with a solid classical music background, an artist of Audiosparx and the mastermind of the solo metal band Royal Quest. His compositions include music for theater, musicals, film soundtrack, jazz, a string quartet and of course progressive and symphonic metal. It all began at the […]

Zhivko Koev is the winner of the contest #3 for arrangers

We are really thrilled to announce that our arranger Zhivko Koev is the winner, for the second time, of the contest for arrangers! Yes, again him, our arranger Zhivko just sent us a new masterpiece of arrangement (Winter, 3rd movement, Allegro), epic and majestic as we expected and looked for! We want really to congratulate […]

Frank Caruso (arranger)

Phenomenal arranger, rip-roaring guitar player, and class-producer, Frank Caruso is the mastermind of the amazing Italian Metal bands ARACHNES and THINDER RISING among other great projects! Born in Milan in 1968, Frank Caruso started with classical studies playing guitar and piano at the age of 8. At the age of 12 he published his first […]

Zhivko Koev (arranger)

Zhivko Koev is a Bulgarian composer, keyboardist and lyricist, founding member of the bands Pagliacci and Allegorist. He started playing the piano at the age of twelve with the sole purpose of learning to compose his own music. Two years later he joined his first metal band. Zhivko has been influenced by various genres including […]

Gabriels Shiro (arranger)

Gabriels Shiro is a Piano/Keyboard player and Composer from Italy with Classical, Symphonic and Metal background. Among his collaborations, the rock-opera “Prophecy” featuring Mark Boals and live performances with Fabio Lione. Gabriels, son of art, was educated by his father since an early age at the piano studies, among his teachers, Salvatore Calafato, Olivia Carauddo, […]