Klaidi Sahatçi was born in Tirana, Albania where, at the age of six, he began his musical studies at the the Jordan Misja Liceu Artistik. In 1992 he moved to Italy, studying at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan. In 1994 he was awarded his violin diploma summa cum laude with an honourable mention from G. Maestri. He then continued studying with Salvatore Accardo at the Walter Stauffer Academy in Cremona and afterwards with Evgenija Tchugaeva in Portogruaro and Boris Garlitzky in Lyon. In 1994 he made his début, in Milan, as a soloist with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI (RAI National Symphony Orchestra), followed by further appearances as a soloist with other leading orchestras and conductors. Since 2009 he has been First Concertmaster of the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich and a professor at the Scuola Universitaria di Musica in Lugano (USI). Klaidi Sahatçi plays an Antonio Stradivarius violin, the Wieniawski – Bower of 1719, provided by Mercedes-Benz Zurich.