The Vivaldi Metal Project hane announced that the winner of their fourth arranger competition for the project is guitarist, singer, composer, songwriter and music produce Francesco Ivan Sante Dall’O’. Here's how they describe him:
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 the great composer Vivaldi with whom I fell in love as a child…!”
Francesco Ivan Sante Dall’O’ ‘is a guitarist, singer, composer, songwriter and music producer. His main music influences range from Rock to Metal to Classical, from Flamenco to Latin, from Electronic to Instrumental Guitar.
Arranger and multi-instrumentalist, his main instrument is the guitar without distinction between the different types (classical, acoustic, electric). Francesco began playing the guitar at 13 and also he kept expanding his knowledge about other instruments (bass, keyboards, percussion, mandolin etc.), he studied singing and founded his own recording studio. Francesco collaborates with many bands and with his brother’s, which is a musician as well, studio and music label.
He recorded 5 solo albums and 20 more with other artists and bands. After studying with master Andrea Quartarone and other teachers, he founded his own school of guitar that attracts a good number of students. Francesco performs many concerts throughout Italy with various bands, as a session musician, and with his own band “Nero Damasco” of which he is the founder and leader.
Francesco participated in several Italian and European television and radio broadcasts and received numerous awards for attending free cultural events and concerts for charity.
He attended several clinics hold by great artists such as Steve Vai, Brett Garsed, Dino Fiorenza, Steve Roger Band, Andrea Braido, and others. Among his favorite artists Francesco lists Dream Theater, Rhapsody, Angra, Savatage, Paul Gilbert, Greg Howe, Al Di Meola, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Queen, Stratovarius, Helloween, Racer X, Brett Garsed, Paco de Lucia, Vivaldi, Paganini, Tchaikovsky and many classical and soundtrack composers.
Official Facebook page