Thomas Sanderling
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Born in
Music School of the Leningrad Conservatory
Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin
Mieczislaw Weinberg's last opera The Idiot
Cannes Classical Award
INMA Award
Grammy (Nomination)
Deutsche Grammophon, Sony Classical International, Naxos, BIS, Chandos, Audite, Berlin Classics
Short Biography
Thomas Sanderling grew up in St Petersburg, where his father, the celebrated conductor Kurt Sanderling, was permanent conductor of the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. He graduated from the Music School of the Leningrad Conservatory and went on to study conducting at the Hochschule für Musik in East Berlin, becoming Music Director of the Halle Opera at 24 years old. By his mid-twenties he was conducting in all East Germany's principal orchestras and opera houses, including the Dresden Staatskapelle and the Leipzig Gewandhaus and won the Berlin Critic's Prize for his opera performances at the Komische Oper Berlin.

In his past seasons he conducted several first performances, especially the German first performance of M. Weinbergs 7. Symphony for String Orchestra and Cembalo as well as his monumental 21. Symphony.

Furthermore, as a designated Shostakovich expert and Co-Initiator of the International Mieczyslaw Weinberg Society, he conducted members of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden at the final concert of the 8. International Shostakovich Days in Gohrisch, where he conducted first performances of Weinberg, Shostakovich himself (!) und Sofia Gubaidulina.

As chief conductor of the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Sanderling will conduct the orchestra in numerous concerts in Russia and abroad.
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