VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day the world woke up to the news that Vladimir Putin's Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. A fifty minute video which also features Caitríona O'Leary and Eric Fraad discussing their new film Island of Saints, and pays tribute to Joseph Horovitz, Malcolm Troup and Maria Nockin.
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