Symphonova Orchestra Registrazione “The Alchemist”

  • Regia: Dr Abigail Dolan CEO
  • Ideatori: Goran Tchubrilo Score Production Director
  • Musica: Cristiano Alberghini
  • Orchestra: Symphonova Orchestra
  • Direttore: Shelley Katz Musical and Technical Director
  • Anno: 2018
  • Luogo: Surrey (Inghilterra)

Il progetto, in breve

The composition “The Alchemist” was recorded in November 2018 in Surrey (England).
I wrote the score in 2011 for 15 Woodwinds, 12 Brasses, 9 Percussionists, 1 Harp, 1 Celesta, 60 Strings 16, 14, 12, 10, 8 (98 performers).


The Symphonova comprises of technologies developed by Shelley Katz over the last twenty-five years. Put together, these technologies create superior sound quality by using Instrumental loudspeakers and Symphonova Versatile Acoustic System™ (SVAS™) and also provide the conductor with full gestural control over virtual instruments.
Sound Quality
Instrumental Loudspeakers™ and SVAS™
Strings Instrumental Loudspeakers: Single Section

The most obvious way to create the sound and individual character of any acoustic instrument is to use the instrument itself. Instead of using conventional loudspeakers that are designed to propagate any sound, we converted String and Brass instruments into dedicated, instrument-specific loudspeakers – Instrumental Loudspeakers. For example, violins are turned into loudspeakers that are used for violin sounds only. The excerpt below is a compariosn of the sound of a solo violin and the sound of a Symphonova violin section. The first excerpt is played by a single violinist using no technology. In the second excerpt, the sound of a violin section is created by augmenting the sound of a soloist using Symphonova Instrumental Loudspeakers.


I was asked by Symphonova's Score Production Director Goran Tchubrilo to be able to participate in this project with the recording of one of my compositions for the great Symphonic Orchestra (98 performers), "The Alchemist".

I accepted with great pleasure, a very beautiful and professional experience!
Furthermore, being able to participate in such an innovative project was an honor for me.

The composition was directed by Dr Shelley Katz Musical and Technical Director.
And from the orchestra and the whole Symphonova team, there was a work of the highest professional level.

I thank all the team and all the members of the orchestra for their work and their human and professional qualities.



The composition “The Alchemist” includes 15 Woodwinds, 12 Brasses, 9 Percussionists, 1 Harp, 1 Celesta, 60 Strings 16.14,12,10,8 (98 performers).

In this my composition 3 Saxophones, Alto, Tenor and Baritone are expected.

In 2019 I made an adaptation for the Hungarian Symphonic Orchestra “Alba Regia” by Székesfehérvár, reducing the workforce to 77 performers. 10 Woods, 11 Brasses, 3 Percussionists, Harp, Piano, Celesta, 50 Strings (14,12,10,8,6).

The Alchemist Cristiano Alberghini – instruments – Organico