Samuel Sanders was a distinguished American classical pianist known for sensitive collaborations with noted soloists. Among the artist with whom he collaborated are Hermann Baumann, Andres Diaz, Jacqueline DuPre, Joshua Bell. Kyung Wha Chung, Jaime Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma, Jessye Norman, Itzhak Perlman, Rachel Barton Pine, Paula Robison, Leonard Rose, Mstislav Rostropovich, Robert White, Eugenia Zukerman, and Pinchas Zukerman. With Chilean cellist Andres Diaz, Sanders formed Dias-Sanders Duo. Samuel Sanders died at New York Presbyterian Hospital in 1999. He was 62 and lived in Manhattan.