German cellist and conductor Michael Sanderling was born in Berlin on 21 February 1967, to bass player Barbara Sanderling and conductor Kurt Sanderling. Michael began studying cello at the age of five, and his teachers have included Matthias Pfaender, Josef Schwab, William Pleeth, Yo-Yo Ma, Gary Hoffmann and Lynn Harrell.
He ended his career as a solo cellist in 2010 to devote his time to teaching and conducting. He is principal conductor of the Dresdner Philharmonie.
Ensemble. Gut-wrenching Performance - Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich from Arabella Steinbacher, Michael Sanderling and the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, heard by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Sensitive Handling - Brahms, Elgar and Beethoven from the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra impress Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Fairy-tale Magic - Mike Wheeler listens to the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra