Born in Basel, Switzerland, Daniel Sachs studied piano with Janka Wyttenbach, László Gyimesi and Jürg Wyttenbach and chamber music with Gérard Wyss. He received his first degree in piano performance and pedagogy at the Basel Conservatory.
He continued his studies with internationally acclaimed pianist James Tocco at the Musikhochschule Lübeck, Germany, where he graduated with the highest degree available, the Konzertexamen. Subsequently, James Tocco invited him to continue at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati (USA) and to be his teaching assistant. In 2005, Mr. Sachs completed his doctorate in piano performance with an analytical thesis about a stylistic aspect of Claude Debussy’s music.
During the course of his studies Daniel Sachs participated in masterclasses with many renowned pianists such as Peter Solymos, Tibor Hazay, Ventsislav Yankoff, Martin Jones and Claude Frank.
Among the concert venues Mr. Sachs’ performed as soloist and chamber musician are the Fondation György Cziffrà in Senlis (France), the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, the Stadtcasino Musiksaal Basel, the Tonhalle und Kongresshaus in Zürich, the Lucerne Festival, the Guest Artist Series of the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, the University of Louisville, Cedarville University, “Composer’s Voice” concert series in New York City and the Palau de la Musica Valencia (Spain).
He also performed with several orchestras and recorded solo works by Chopin and Rachmaninoff for the Swiss Radio. He has collaborates regularly with members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Faculty Members from different Universities and his wife, soprano Rachel Sachs.
Mr. Sachs has won numerous prizes, stipends, awards, and scholarships in Europe and the United States. He is now Professor of Music at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, where he teaches piano and music theory.
He lives in Lebanon, Ohio with his wife Rachel and their three sons Samuel, Gabriel and Nathaniel.