Score Composer/Artist - Steven Vitali
lyricist - composer -orchestral arranger - producer - artist - engineer
HOLLYWOOD DARK CASTLE FILM PRODUCTION
presents to you Steven Vitali. He is our official score composer and artist for the company. Vitali's music is the perfect artistic marriage for large or small screen film productions.
Let Steven Vitali provide emotional strength for your film. His melodies and arrangements are memorable, and timeless.
SO HOW DID IT ALL BEGIN?
As a young boy, Steven received his first piano as a gift from a generous neighbor, who perhaps intuitively recognized his musical desires. Thus began his inspirational journey of musical expression.
Although Steven Vitali was mainly self-taught as a composer, his musical training began in grade school, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he played the trumpet and French horn. He took the principles he learned a step further, and knew that song writing was what he wanted to do.
As Steven grew older his musical interests expanded. He became versatile with numerous instruments, trumpet, French horn, guitar, and piano. Steven started to compose seriously in his early teens. Though his musical influences changed throughout the years, he continued to develop as a prolific instrumentalist, expanding into film composition.
In Steven Vitali's quest to find new sounds he truly relates and refers to the statement made by the late, John Cage who wrote, "My favorite music is the music I haven't yet heard. I don't hear the music I write: I write in order to hear the music I haven't yet heard." Steven Vitali is superlative in creating music for radio, film, television, and records. His musical talents are so diverse that he can write for any genre of music. Vitali is a composer committed to the idea of writing music that is accessible to a broad audience. He has received numerous awards and grants, and has been written about in many articles and musical journals.
Growing up in Canada, and how the art of the music was his life's passion.
Growing up in Toronto, Steven attended St. Timothy's Catholic School, Brebeuf College School, which is a boys' school, whose main apostolate is the Christian education of youth, Woodbine Junior High school in Toronto, Georges Vanier, the public high school in Toronto, and Seneca College of Applied Arts. Steven also trained in sports at York University in Toronto, where he enjoyed many years of track and field. His goal was always to run in the Olympics but after signing his first universal deal with Warner/Chappell, Enigma/Capitol Records, he found that it was very difficult to manage both his sports and at the same time give his music the attention that the labels were looking for. It was at that time that he hung up is racing flats.
Steven Vitali says that he cannot take all the credit for his success, and that his success springs from his loving, supportive family and his friends.
Steven's American mother was born in North Dakota and although spent most of her life in Canada she never gave up her American citizenship. His father, was raised by his French Mother and his Italian Father. Steven's maternal Grandfather on his mother's side was a French American, who lived in San Diego, California and his maternal Grandfather on his father's side was Italian. Steven's Grandmother was born in the Untied States and was also German. Steven says that accounts for the passion within his music and films.
Steven often tells others that when it comes to his art he is much like his father, only that he builds arrangements in music and scenes in films, rather than tall structures.
April 3, 2019
Photos by Renee Vanni 2019 copyright
If Steven was living in another time, his compositions could be compared to Mozart or Vivaldi. The seemingly complex yet delicate tapestry Vitali weaves transports listeners to a safe and romantic place. A place where life is completely beautiful. Full of grace, light and harmony. Where the listener can feel Vitali’s inspiration for a world care free. Where there are no borders, biases, and strife. Where one can feel anxiety and worry melt away. A vacation into sheer perfection, interpreted by each individual regardless if nationality or spoken language.
Vitali is a composer whose music will last and appeal for generations. Just as the classic great composers before him, the genius of his musical gifts will last forever.