The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is pleased to announce that the German conductor Michael Sanderling has agreed to take over the concerts in Amsterdam on 19, 20, 21 and 23 September which were originally scheduled with Daniele Gatti. The orchestra ended its collaboration with chief conductor Gatti on 2 August.
The programme will be taken over unchanged: Andriessen’s Mysteriën and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3.
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.
As a guest conductor, his future debuts include 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 Orchestra.