THE #1 ITALIAN SINGER ON GIGMASTERS & WINNER OF 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009 RISING STAR AWARD.
** #1 Top Artist on Artistsignal March 2014 ** #1 CD Bergamot on Amazon 2013 ** #1 CD Olive You on Amazon 2012**#1 Christmas CD 'Extravergine' on Amazon 2011 ** Indie Artist of the Year on CCUK 2011 ** #1 digi-single song PRAY'R on Amazon charts 2011 ** 2n place overall and 1st place as an indie artist with over 13k votes on CCUK 2013 ** #1 on Reverbnation Classical Charts NYC.
"...micheal Castaldo's music is beyond captivating... beyond riveting ... his renditions filled me with tears of happiness..."-Joe Franklin (Bloomberg Radio)
"…engaging and fascinating… a must listen, in fact, to be enjoyed…"—America Oggi
"…the perfect complement to an Italian music collection…"—La Gazzetta Italiana
"…plush world of ballads and utter sweetness…" —Celebrity Cafe
"… his craft, with crisp articulation present with every lyric and a projection that exudes the essence of CASTALDO's heart and soul.…"—The Italian Tribune
The Waldorf Astoria, The Pierre Hotel, The St. Regis New York, The Metropolitan Club, The Yale Club, The Harvard Club, Cipriani's 42nd Street, The Ritz Carlton, Gotham Hall, The Lighthouse Pier 60 and The Rainbow Room and other top Manhattan venues that michéal has performed at. As a songwriter and producer, michéal has written and produced Billboard-charting records for José Feliciano and Martha Wash.
If you are seeking to mix some of that old-world charm and the ambiance of "La Dolce Vita" with the popular sounds of Andrea Bocelli, Il Divo, Pavarotti and Josh Groban... look no further. Surprise and treat your guests and clients to a stellar performance of the worldwide hit, "Con Te Partiro," classic-timeless Neapolitan songs like "Core 'Ngrato" and opera arias such as "Nessun Dorma" from Puccini's Turnadot, all from the vocal talent, michéal CASTALDO.
michéal is also the owner/producer of Tuscan Weddings & Events as well as the music production company Majestic Castle Music, NYC, a "green," full-service music production and event/wedding services company that has been in existence for more than twenty years. Our musicians have studied at Berklee College of Music, The Julliard School, Indiana University, Eastman Conservatory, and the University of Miami. They have appeared at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
When you want musical entertainment that exceeds your expectations, consider hiring a professional Italian classical crossover artist for your corporate party or your wedding. Inquire about the Italian musical services of Crooner/Composer/Connoisseur, michéal CASTALDO.
michéal has professional charts/lead-sheets and a studio-quality live-to-track CD of his repertoire and, given ample notice, he will be happy to learn special song(s) for your event or party.
CASTALDO is available for any event in the New York Tri-state area and beyond. He speaks fluent Italian and is able to emcee your event or party as well.
Born in Italy, michéal CASTALDO grew up in Canada and now lives in New York City. He says: "Life is not a cup to be drained, but a measure to be filled." He began filling his proverbial cup of life at an early age by studying voice with Maestro Nicola Pisapia, a protégé of the great Italian operatic tenor, Enrico Caruso. He received further training at Berklee College of Music.
What should you expect at michéal's appearances? All solo vocal jobs include a professional PA system, DVD player and projection player. michéal adds a themed ambiance to your event by screening classic Italian films and Visions of Italy as a backdrop to his track performances.
If you have a charitable fundraiser, Majestic Castle Music, NYC will be happy to quote you a charity rate. Since 2008, michéal has helped raise more than $148,000 to worthy charities. Inquire with michéal on how he can help your cause.. A portion of his earnings benefit his "La Dolce Vita Foundation," where he takes underprivileged children, teens or adults who suffer from "the blues" on scenic joyrides in his custom convertible roadster, the Miata.
Michéal also has a passion for organic olive oil from his family's orchard in southern Italy. Google his olive oil coop at "New York City Olive Oil Coop" and you'll read glowing testimonials from coop members, many of whom are clients for life. In short, every person who has hired michéal, stayed at his villa or bought his olive oil has rated all aspects of what he offers as Totally Professional and Top Shelf.
Professional Affiliations: NARAS (Recording Academy—The Grammys), SGA (Songwriters Guild of America), SAG (Screen Actors Guild), AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists), SESAC (Performing Rights Organization), RIAA (Record Industry Association of America), AFM (American Federation of Musicians—Local 802).
To learn more, request a copy of michéal's full bio.