Michael Sachs is frequently featured as soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra. Highlights include the 1996 world premiere of the John Williams Concerto for Trumpet, commissioned by The Cleveland Orchestra for Sachs, with Music Director Christoph von Dohnanyi conducting, and the United States and New York premieres of Hans Werner Henze's Requiem in 2000, also with Mr. Dohnanyi conducting. Sachs has also appeared as guest soloist with numerous major US and international orchestras and chamber groups, including the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Auckland (New Zealand) Philharmonia, The Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra (Ostrava, Czech Rep.), San Diego's Mainly Mozart Festival, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Mr. Sachs can be heard on over 125 recorded works with The Cleveland Orchestra, including featured performances of Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat recorded for Deutsche Gramophone with Pierre Boulez, and Ives' The Unanswered Question recorded for London/Decca with Christoph von Dohnanyi. In April 2005, Sachs performed a recital of music for trumpet and organ with Todd Wilson as part of Severance Hall's Organ Recital Series. The recital was recorded and was released on CD by the Musical Arts Association (parent organization of The Cleveland Orchestra).
Along with his active performance schedule, Sachs serves as Chairman of the Brass division and Head of the Trumpet Department at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In addition to serving on the faculty of leading summer festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival, Blekinge International Brass Academy (Karlskrona, Sweden), Domaine Forget, Eastern Music Festival, Grand Tetons Music Festival, Masterclass Internacional para Instrumentos de Metal (Lisbon, Portugal), National Orchestral Institute, Summer Brass Institute (San Francisco), and Summit Brass, Mr. Sachs regularly presents master classes and workshops at conservatories and major universities throughout the United States, Europe and Asia as a clinician for the Conn-Selmer Company (makers of Bach trumpets). At the invitation of Sir Georg Solti, he served as Principal Trumpet/Instructor in the Solti Orchestral Project at Carnegie Hall. He is the author of Daily Fundamentals for the Trumpet and Mahler: Symphonic Works, Complete Trumpet Parts, both published by the International Music Company. Mr. Sachs has also contributed forewords to Rafael Mendez's Prelude to Brass Playing and The Herbert L. Clarke Collection, both published by Carl Fischer Music. His newest project, 14 Duets for Trumpet and Trombone, co-authored with Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic Joseph Alessi, was released in November 2007 published by Carl Fischer Music. Starting in January 2009, Michael Sachs is the editor of the Inside the Orchestra Section column for the International Trumpet Guild journal. Mr. Sachs has also recently been extensively involved in the acoustic design and play testing for the creation of the new Artisan line of Bach Stradivarius trumpets. www.michaelsachs.com.
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