Cellist Peter Sachon performs and records with an array of musical groups in New York City. He is currently the principal cellist in the orchestra of The King and I at Lincoln Center Theater. In addition to Broadway, he also regularly performs with classical, jazz, and rock groups. He is active in promoting new music of all kinds. He also has a regular blog at Polyphonic.org about reforming American orchestras.
Some of the classical ensembles Mr. Sachon has played with include The Absolute Ensemble, Sonos Chamber Orchestra, Spoleto Festival Orchestra (Italy and U.S.), Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Mr. Sachon was also the principal cellist at both the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany and the Pacific Music Festival in Japan.
Peter Sachon was the cellist for the Broadway productions of Fiddler on the Roof, The Light in the Piazza, High Fidelity, Legally Blonde, South Pacific, Pippin, and The King and I.
Mr. Sachon regularly performs and records with a wide array artists including Audra McDonald, Victoria Clark, Chris Potter, Deborah Voight, Rufus Wainwright, Dee Snider, Peter Buffet, Stephen Schwartz, Anthony Rapp, Judy Kuhn, Josh Groban, James Taylor, Diana Krall, and Billy Joel.
Peter Sachon has been the cellist for two Cirque du Soleil shows (Banana Schpeel and Quidam) and he has also toured Europe and the United States as a member of Pink Martini.
As a part of his new-music initiative, The Cello Project, Mr. Sachon has premiered more than thirty new works for cello — all written for him by Broadway composers. A brief list includes John Bucchino, Tom Kitt, Michael John LaChuisa, Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Lippa, Ricky Ian Gordon, Steve Flaherty, Zina Goldrich, Jake Heggie, Bobby Lopez, and Maury Yeston. Mr. Sachon also has an album of new music for cello and piano by Lewis Flinn.