By her mid-teens, Daniela Schächter was already performing publicly in Sicily, Italy, as well as doing studio session work. After receiving a scholarship to the renowned Berklee College of Music, she studied with Phil Wilson, Joe Lovano, Hal Crook and Joanne Brackeen. Daniela has won many prestigious awards, such as the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition 2005, The Sister in Jazz Competition 2002, the Betty Carters Jazz Ahead Competition 2002, the Terri Lyne Carrington Endowed Scholarship, the Tindari 93, Prize for the best jazz duo with her brother Davide and also she appeared in the Jazziz magazine collector’s CD (July 2001). She was guest artist of the prestigious Marian McPartland Piano Jazz radio program, the Java Jazz Festival and the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival. Her fourth album “Vanheusenism” A Tribute To Jimmy Van Heusen was released in October 2016. Daniela is currently an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music.