MATHIEU PORDOY, PIANIST
French collaborative pianist and recitalist Mathieu Pordoy has emerged as one of the most promising vocal coaches of his generation.
Pordoy graduated with honors from the Paris Conservatoire, where he taught from 2006 to 2011. In 2019, he made a double debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City with Berlioz’s Lélio with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and in a recital with Sabine Devieilhe, with whom he continued to collaborate, performing at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, and elsewhere. He also regularly collaborates with the American tenor Michael Spyres, with whom he has performed a series of recitals throughout Europe and Canada.
Pordoy made his debut at the Salzburg Festival alongside tenor Benjamin Bernheim, repeating the same program at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and the Konzerthaus Wien. With Marina Rebeka, he performed a program of Italian and Russian songs at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Salle Gaveau in Paris, and the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow.
As a specialist in French opera, Pordoy is regularly invited to appear at the Opéra- Comique in Paris, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Opéra de Paris, and the Opernhaus Zürich.
Pordoy has led masterclasses at the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers and has held positions at the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute in Montreal and the International Vocal Arts Institute in Israel. At the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, he served as a vocal coach for the festival’s Young Artists Program. As a vocal coach and accompanist, he has performed at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Auditorio de Tenerife, the Chorégies d’Orange festival, the Oper Köln, the Teatro Municipal de Santiago in Chile and other venues and events.
Pordoy has collaborated with conductors Fabio Luisi, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Gianandrea Noseda, Daniele Gatti, François-Xavier Roth, Mikko Franck, and Alain Altinoglu.