About Michael Sanderling
Michael Sanderling has been the Principal Conductor of the Dresden Philharmonic since 2011. Beside this position, he also works as guest conductor at renowned orchestras such as the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, the Munich Philharmonic, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Germany’s main radio orchestras. Furthermore, upcoming performances include debuts with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. With the Dresden Philharmonic, Michael Sanderling regularly undertakes concert tours in Asia, South America, the U.S.A., Spain, the United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
Michael Sanderling first graced the conductor’s stand at a concert of the Kammerorchester Berlin in 2000 – and caught fire. Having been familiar with the art of conducting from a young age, as son of the legendary Kurt Sanderling, Michael Sanderling took on more and more conducting roles, and was named the Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Kammerakademie Potsdam in 2006.
One of Michael Sanderling’s passions is working with young musicians. He teaches as a professor at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, and regularly works with the Bundesjugendorchester (National Youth Orchestra of Germany), the Young Philharmonic Orchestra Jerusalem Weimar, the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and the Schleswig-Holstein-Festivalorchester. From 2003 to 2013, he was the principal conductor for the Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie. Michael Sanderling is known to be meticulous at rehearsals, capable of igniting a veritable musical fire in concerts. His musical horizons range from Bach and Händel to now many world premieres.