Composer, Musician, Writer
Born in 1993 in Paris, France, Tanis is the daughter of writer-producer Jean Chalopin (‘The Mysterious Cities of Gold”, “Ulysses 31”, “Inspector Gadget”, “Care Bears”, etc…) and Singaporean top-model Ethel Fong (Armani Campaign 1985). Tanis moved around a lot during her childhood, following her father around the world, and had lived in six different countries by the time she was 16. This not only allowed her to speak several languages, including French, English, Chinese and Italian, but also made her a child of the world.
Tanis’ multi-cultural life is a constant influence on her music. Her sound mixes in her ethnic roots with the western classical traditions she was raised in and her lyrics speak not only of love but also of loss and a quest to find her path in the vast and confusing world.
Tanis’ father dreamed of being able to play music when he was younger, but could not afford it at the time. Therefore he hoped to impart music on his children. The day Tanis was born, there was a piano awaiting her already. Once Tanis touched the piano, she never stopped again. Music has been her true love from as long as she can remember. She now plays drums, piano, guitar and cello. Music is the center of her life, around which her artistic life grew more and more, along with acting and photography. At 14 yr-old, while in Beijing, her music was selected by Disney Asia for the main themes of their movie ‘Trail of the Panda’ (2009). Today Tanis is a passionate film-scoring composer and talented writer, composer, musician and singer, writing and performing both in English and French.
Tanis also devotes her time and heart into fundraising for children in need. When she was 13 years old, while living in Beijing, she became very involved with a small non-profit healing home and orphanage for babies abandoned due to medical disorders, called “Bluesky”. To help these children heal and get the funds they needed for successful surgery, Tanis decided to use art, in particular photography, to help support this cause. Her first photography book (“Shui”) was published when she was just 14 years old. This led to other opportunities including being invited to Indonesia to photograph the “lost children of Indonesia” and an Art exhibition at ArtLondon in 2011, all proceeds still going back to Blue Sky Healing Home.