Assistant Professor: Piano, Music Theory

Department of Music
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D.M.A., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music


Daniel Sachs is an assistant professor in the Department of Music, where he teaches piano and music theory. Born in Basel, Switzerland, he earned his first degree in piano performance in his home town followed by studies in Paris, France, and Lübeck, Germany. In 2005, Professor Sachs completed his doctoral degree in piano performance at the College-Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati), where he studied with Professor James Tocco.

Dr. Sachs’ performances have brought him to venues such as the Fondation György Cziffrà in Senlis (France), the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, the Musiksaal in Basel and the Tonhalle Zürich as well as numerous other venues in Europe and United States. He performed with several orchestras and recorded solo works by Chopin and Rachmaninoff for the Swiss Radio. Dr. Sachs won prizes, stipends, awards, and scholarships in Europe and the United States and continues to perform regularly as soloist and chamber musician.

He lives in Lebanon, Ohio, with his wife, Rachel, and their three sons Samuel, Gabriel, and Nathaniel.