Classical / Art Music \ World Music
Yohei Sakai is a classically trained singer/choral director originally from Japan. He completed the bachelor of music in voice and master of music in choral conducting at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada. Having completed the Bachelor of Arts in Spanish in 2006 in Japan, he received an opportunity to go to Mexico, where he initiated his formal musical education at the National School of Music (currently Faculty of Music), National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2010. During his stay in Mexico, he actively performed and organized recitals for festivals and events, especially collaborating with the student group "Amor es Amor" to support the LGBTQ community. In April 2017, he launched St. John's Gay Men's Chorus. Since then, he has been actively engaging music for community building.
Mr. Sakai is also active as a language teacher and translator. He is currently teaching Spanish at MUN.