Matthieu SACHOT is a French tenor based in Asia, educated in Lyon, France, at the Saint John’s cathedral choir, working with orchestra conductor Jean-Francois Duchamp and opera soprano Cecile De Boever. Matthieu has built an international career in Europe, the US and Asia across baroque, classical and modern music, appearing at the Lincoln Center, while cantoring at NY Saint Patrick’s cathedral from 2001 to 2006, then in Tokyo at the Suntory Hall and French Embassy. He has been performing at concerts and special events in Italy, Germany, the UK, Netherland, Switzerland and Spain, and took also part in TVs shows in France and the millennium at the Vatican. Matthieu has worked under the baguette of renowned harpsichordist Anthony Newman and baroque expert Andrew Parrott.
He started his Asian journey 9 years ago in Tokyo, reviving choral music and taking the stage for charity concerts, including several events supported by the French Embassy, Chanel, and Doctors of the World. Now in between Hong Kong and Tokyo, Matthieu performed in November 2015 as soloist with the HK Philarmonic Orchestra and HK Bach Choir led by Jerome Hoberman and in March 2016 for a charity concert in Tokyo. Matthieu is currently recording opera arii and popular bel canto songs as part of a project for 2016.
Po-Yi TANG graduated from the Royal College of Music, London with Master in Piano Performance and studied with Andrew Ball. She graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong where she studied with Mei-Ling Wong. Awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Schools of Music (FRSM) in piano performance, Po- Yi received a number of scholarships; including the Jardine Matheson Fund sponsored by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), the Dean’s List of the Faculty of Arts from the CUHK.
As the eighth recipient of Asian Cultural Council’s AIA Foundation Music Scholarship, Po-Yi gained a full scholarship to attend the Aspen Music Festival School in Colorado where she studied with Dr. Jean-David Coen. Po-Yi is an active performer who is keen about ensemble music and piano accompaniment. She has been active in performing chamber music and duo accompaniment throughout Europe, North America and Asia.
She was invited to perform with the Hong Kong Juvenile & Youth Chinese Classical Orchestra conducted by Chi-Chung Ho at the Concert Hall of Hong Kong City Hall in Jan 2016. She premiered the piano concerto on the Cheung Chau Jiao Festival “Floating Instants” composed by Man-Hin Ho at the concert “Floating Colours of Chinese Music” organized by CCC & Music Friends. In Aug 2015, Po-Yi held a lecture-recital “Pianist & Soloist- The Art of Communications” with French tenor Matthieu Sachot at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre organized by the Hong Kong International Pianists’ Association. It was featured in the 3rd Hong Kong International Piano Performance & Educational Conference which was open to public.
Further, as firm believers of animal rights, Po-Yi and Vincent Ip gave their premier performance at the HKAPA to raise fund for Lifelong Animal Protection Charity in Dec 2013. The recital received great acclaim and was featured in the South China Morning Post. She also joined the production of a French one-woman poetic stage play “Je danse toujours” (“I keep dancing”) produced by the Hong Kong Theatre Association Ltd. as the stage pianist.
Po-Yi is an experienced piano teacher and piano accompanist; she is currently the Director of Administration of the Hong Kong International Pianists’ Association.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Air on G string
La luna che non ‘ce
Una furtiva lagrima from “L’elisir d’Amore”
Che gelida manina from “La Boheme”
Nessun dorma from “Turandot”
De miei bollenti spiriti from “La Traviata”
Ernesto De Curtis
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