Michael Sanderling

Michael Sanderling

Sanderling opened his tenure as Principal Conductor of the Dresden Philharmonic at the beginning of the 2011–12 season and will continue in this capacity through the 2018–2019 season. He was previously Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Kammerakademie Potsdam from 2006 to 2010. Sanderling has conducted many of the world’s leading orchestras, among them Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra, the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Munich Philharmonic, the Staatskapelle Dresden, Bamberg Symphony, the Radio Symphony Orchestras of Stuttgart, Munich, Cologne, Hamburg, Leipzig and Hannover, the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. He conducted the highly praised new production of Sergei Prokofiev’s monumental War and Peace at the Cologne Opera. In addition to several return engagements, in 2015 and 2016 he will be making his conducting debuts with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. Michael Sanderling is devoted to working with talented young musicians. He was Principal Conductor of the Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie for several years and most recently has worked with Germany’s Bundesjugendorchester, the Young Philharmonic Orchestra Jerusalem Weimar, the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra. In addition to late-Romantic symphonic works, he also focuses on the works of Shostakovich and repertoire from the Classical period. As a champion of New Music, he has given many premiere performances of works by contemporary composers.


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