Biography

Enchanted Realms - The Music

  

Enchanted Realms is an acoustic ensemble offering an original musical experience lush with poetic imagery

 and intricate instrumental compositions. 

Master musicians, Scot Ryder, Theresa Rochelle and Chris Vitas are veteran performers of festival and concert stages, and present a full, dynamic sound utilizing their amazing talents on harp guitar, acoustic guitar, Neo-Celtic harp, violin, wood flutes, 

penny whistles, recorder, hand drums and exquisite vocals.

Combining musical energies, these exceptional artists have created a sophisticated and beautiful sound for Enchanted Realms. They seamlessly unveil each composition through myriad layers of instrumental and vocal complexities - drawing from classical, medieval, Celtic, new age, gypsy and European folklore influences.   

Sometimes lively, at other times breathtaking and divine, their songs are vividly scripted with old world themes, tales of fantasy, love and romance, and sacred ideals of the spirit.

 

Their sound is purely “magical”, and an inspiring musical journey for audiences of all ages. 

Members

Wolfgang Scot Ryder - Enchanted Realms Vocals, Harp-Guitar, Acoustic Guitar

Wolfgang Scot Ryder



Vocals, Harp-Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano/Keyboards, Bass Guitar,

 Bass/String Pedals



Scot Wolfgang Ryder  is a classically trained pianist, composer and guitarist who brings to his audiences an uplifting and energetic musical experience. This world-class musician is renowned for his dramatic keyboard interpretations, as well as for his cutting-edge style on acoustic guitar, (best described as a mix of European-folk, classical and flamenco). Recently, Harp-guitar was brought into use and the result is incredible. He has quickly mastered the skill of implementing this rich and resonant sounding instrument in Enchanted Realms’ repertoire, and as a solo performer.  Scot delivers his expressive vocals with passion. His warm voice, unique and full of charm, is truly a pleasure to hear. Scot’s gorgeous original pieces and unique performance technique have made him a worldwide favorite among audiences of all ages. 

Theresa Rochelle



Vocals,  Neo-Celtic Harp, Wind Instruments, Hand Drums. 




Theresa Rochelle  is a multi-instrumentalist & songwriter whose exquisitely pure and ethereal voice is the centerpiece of every performance. As backdrop for the vocals, Theresa deftly weaves her magic on neo-Celtic harp, wood flutes, recorders, penny whistles and ethnic drums in compelling ways, unique and unforgettable. A veteran of the Irish-folk/acoustic music circuit, her captivating talents, and beautiful poetic imagery in song, have delighted appreciative audiences over many years of performing in pubs, coffee houses, concert halls and a variety of old world and new-age festivals.

Christopher Vitas



Violin 

(Acoustic & Eletctric)




Christopher Vitas  defines the term, “virtuoso”, as he moves effortlessly between the perfect execution of his featured performance, and sensitive support behind guitar, vocal, or flute. His skill and musical charisma are utterly incomparable. Chris has performed with the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Starlight Theatre, the Old Globe Theatre, Lamb‘s Players Theatre, Pacific Chamber Opera, San  Diego Repertory Theatre and the Grand Ole Opry. He performs on studio recordings, CDs, motion picture soundtracks, and radio and television commercials. Chris has shared the stage with such celebrities as Lyle Lovett, Robert Plant and Jimmie Page, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, the Moody Blues, Johnny Mathis, Frankie Lane, Tony Bennet, John Tesh, and David Benoit, among others.