Dr. Sahoko Sato Timpone, mezzo-soprano, is a native of Tokyo who grew up in Japan, Germany, and the U.S. She made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and has since performed in many operas and concerts throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia, including the Baltimore, Syracuse, Berkshire, St Petersburg and Chautauqua Operas, Opera Maine, the Saito Kinen Festival, the Seiji Ozawa Ongakujuku, the Tokyo Opera Nomori and the Seattle, Oregon, West Virginia, Chautauqua, Singapore, and Sapporo Symphonies. She also made her Off-Broadway debut as Ms. Sun Yi Nam in Figaro 90210 to critical acclaim (Marcellina in the updated version of Le nozze di Figaro).
She has performed solo recitals nationally and internationally including Bangkok, Thailand, sponsored by the Nomura Cultural Foundation, as well as in Granada, Spain, where she won the First Miguel Zanetti International Spanish Song Competition in 2008.
Her recent and future performances include the Verdi Requiem with the Battenkill Chorale, Music Worcester, and Masterwork Chorus at Carnegie Hall. In 2021, she released her solo CD, Songs of Japonisme, from Sheva Collection and is the author of the textbook for the online singing course by Phonim Music in Japan.
She is a graduate of New England Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music and received the DMA from Rutgers University where she was the recipient of the Irene Alm Memorial Award for excellence in performance and scholarly research. She been on the faculty of the Florida State University College of Music since 2017 and has also been invited as guest artist and faculty member at the Alion Baltic International Music Festival in Estonia and at the Lunigiana International Music Festival in Italy.
For more information please visit sahokotimpone.com
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