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RCO finds conductor for concerts on 19, 20, 21 and 23 September in Amsterdam

20 August 2018

Michael Sanderling will make his debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. The programme will be taken over unchanged: Andriessen’s Mysteriën and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3.

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.

Michael Sanderling has managed to achieve a successful career as a conductor after first performing as an orchestral player and as a soloist (violoncello). He is currently in his seventh season as Principal Conductor of the Dresden Philharmonic.  

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.