Conductor Michael Sanderling started his career as a cellist. He was principal cellist of the Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig before he became principal cellist of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, he performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Orchestre de Paris. In 2000 he successfully made a career switch conducting the Kammerorchester Berlin. In 2006 he was appointed Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Kammerakademie Potsdam.
2018/19 is the eighth and final season Michael Sanderling will have served as Principal Conductor of the Dresden Philharmonic.
During the 2018/2019 season, he will make first appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra whilst regular invitations include Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich, Munich Philharmonic, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, WDR Sinfonie Orchester and SWR Sinfonie Orchester. Highlights of previous seasons have included Wiener Symphoniker, Dresden Staatskapelle and NHK Symphony.
Michael Sanderling will make his debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. The orchestra will perform Louis Andriessen's Mysteriën en Bruckner's Third symphony.