Principal trumpet of The Cleveland Orchestra since 1988, Mr. Sachs has also performed with the Houston Symphony Orchestra and many groups in New York. Praised by critics for his “spectacular chops” and “radiant tone,” he is recognized internationally as a leading soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, teacher, author and clinician. He was recently involved in the acoustic design and play testing for the creation of the new Artisan line of Bach Stradivarius trumpets.


  • BA in history, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Additional studies, Juilliard School of Music
  • Teachers include Mark Gould, Anthony Plog and James Stamp

Teaching Experience

  • Cleveland Institute of Music (1988–present)
  • Conn-Selmer Company (makers of Bach trumpets)
    • Clinician: Regularly presents master classes and workshops at conservatories and major universities throughout the United States, Europe and Asia
  • Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
    • Faculty member