Will Sanders

Born in Venlo, the Netherlands. Studied French horn in Maastricht with H.Crüts and E.Penzel and finished his studies with merit. While a student Will Sanders was a member of the European Community Youth Orchester conducted by Claudio Abbado. In 1986 he became co-principal hornplayer in the Mannheim National Opera. Two years later he was principal hornplayer in the Symphony Orchestra Baden/Baden – Freiburg. Changing in 1990 to the same position in the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. 1992 – 1997 he was principal hornplayer in the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra were he played the Siegfried Call. Will Sanders has worked with the most famous conductors (Abbado, Barenboim, Jansons, Haitink, Kleiber, Leitner, Levine, Maazel, Metha, Muti,Ozawa, Rostropowtich, Sinnopoli, Solti),and soloists of our day, the top orchestras of Germany and several times with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Apart from playing orchestral music, he appeared internationally as a soloist, has made several CD ´s and radio recordings and played in various chamber music ensembles such as the German Wind Soloists, Linos Ensemble, the Mullova Ensemble and German Brass. Also he founded the German Hornensemble. Since 1995 he is teaching the hornclass at the conservatorium in Maastricht. In 1999 he started giving horn – and chambermusic lessons and became the title professor at the Music Highschool Karlsruhe. Since 2010 he is teaching regularly at the Simon Bolivar Institute in Caracas. Will Sanders is giving masterclasses and conducting all over the world like USA, Brasil, Japan, Australia, Korea, Switzerland and Europe. Many of his students are playing in well-known orchestras and chamber music ensembles around the world. From 2002 he is giving regularly master classes and organizing festivals in Brazil, where he also does a lot social work for musical talented children. From October 2012 he is visiting Professor at the Academy for Music in Krakow.