InstantEncore
Biography
David Sacks is a classical concert pianist, born April 29th, 2000, in New York City, New York.  
At 19 years old, he commands an extensive repertoire, ranging from Bach to Ligeti.  
He has given solo recitals at venues including the Greenfield Hall at the Manhattan School of Music, the Tenri Cultural Center in Greenwich Village, the 92nd Street Y, and Grant Recital Hall at Brown University.  He has also performed frequently in recitals and chamber music recitals at Steinway Hall, Interlochen Arts Camp, MI, and the Summit Music Festival at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. 
 
David Sacks captured 1st prize in both the Senior and Junior Divisions of the prestigious Renee Fisher Piano Competition in New Haven, CT, as well as Best Performance of the Commissioned Work in the Senior Division. He also took 2nd prize and the Special Award for Best Performance of a "National Heritage" composition at the New York Piano Festival and Competition, and First Prize in the Yonkers Philharmonic Concerto Competition 2016.  Notably, he competed in the Concorso Busoni 2016/17 as its youngest candidate, participated in National Young Arts Week 2017 as a Finalist in Classical Music/Piano, and is Semifinalist for the 2018 Presidential Scholars in the Arts.

He is currently a sophomore at Brown University, reading Classics and Philosophy, and studying piano with Linda Jiorle-Nagy, Boris Berman, and Alexander Korsantia.  His favorite authors include Marcus Tullius Cicero, William Shakespeare, and George Orwell.

He is also an extremely capable skier, comfortable on all terrain, and loves to ski very steep open slope.

His favorite composers are Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Bartok, Ravel, and Chopin.  He is also an avid performer of contemporary music, and occasionally writes and performs his own compositions.
InstantEncore