American cellist Peter Sachon has performed and recorded all over the United States, Europe and Asia with an array of musical groups from classical and jazz, to rock and country bands and Broadway shows. Mr. Sachon began his classical cello studies at the age of 13, and a year later was accepted into the Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk, Virginia. He then went on to study cello with Paul Tobias at The Mannes College of Music in New York, and chamber music with Felix Galimir and Julius Levine. He also was a student in the Orchestral Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music, studying with Alan Stepansky. Additionally, he has participated in both the Schleswig-Holstein Festival and the Pacific Music Festival where he was a principal cellist. Mr. Sachon has also performed with the Absolute Ensemble, the Riverside Orchestra, the Sonos Chamber Orchestra, the Spoleto Festival Orchestras (Italy and U.S.), the Virginia Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Peter has toured Europe and the U.S. with the band Pink Martini, and played for the Broadway shows Fiddler on the Roof, The Light in the Piazza, High Fidelity, Legally Blonde, South Pacific, Pippin, and The King and I. He also performs with Audra McDonald, Victoria Clark, Kelli O’Hara, Deborah Voight, Rufus Wainright, Chris Potter, Dee Snider, Josh Groban, Phillip Phillips, Judy Kuhn, Adam Guettel, and Billy Joel. Mr. Sachon has premiered more than thirty new works for cello; all written for him by Broadway composers. A brief list includes John Bucchino, Jason Carr, Tom Kitt, Steve Marzullo, Michael John LaChuisa, Stephen Schwartz, George Stiles, Andrew Lippa, Jeff Marx, Ricky Ian Gordon, Steve Flaherty, Zina Goldrich, Jake Heggie, Bobby Lopez, Joshua Rosenblum, Joseph Thalken, and Maury Yeston.
Peter is available for Private Events and Weddings- a popular choice for Ceremonies, Cocktail Hours, and swanky social affairs. Aside from being an accomplished world-class cellist- he also plays an incredibly mesmerizing instrument called the Mandocello which is a deeper resonating cousin to the mandolin like the cello is to a violin. He is able to perform both instruments interchangeably at any affair.