About Tom

Saxophonist Tom Sanderman works as a soloist, is the co-founder of the Dutch experimental ensemble VONK and is a member of the Haags Saxofoonkwartet. He also performs as a guest player with other ensembles such as Lunapark and Bang On A Can.

A fierce advocate for contemporary music, Tom has already worked with and commissioned a number of composers, performing and recording several new works and world premieres.

Tom studied saxophone with Ties Mellema and Niels Bijl. He took part in the Bang On A Can Summer Festival 2016 at MASS MoCA (USA) where he collaborated with composers such as Julia Wolfe and John Luther Adams.

When Tom received the Jacques de Leeuw Award 2015 the jury stated, "Tom Sanderman is a sublime musician who excels with professional repertoire."
"He is a versatile performer who seeks out the frayed edges that generate excitement and knows that he can distinguish himself in this way. Within this astute space he has developed his own style, opting firmly for contemporary music."

In the fall of 2016, Tom released his first solo album The River Beneath Us with compositions by Anthony Fiumara, Steve Reich, Terry Riley an Philip Glass.

Concerts

2019

May 2019

18
Whoever You Are Come Forth
Solo NPO Radio 4 Muziekfabriek
25
Toespraak - Louis Andriessen
Solo Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ - Andriessen Festival

June 2019

1
Canto Ostinato by Simeon ten Holt
Nederlands Saxofoon Octet Oranjewoud Festival
9
Whoever You Are Come Forth - Try out
Solo Imaginary Landscape Festival, Ottersum
13
The River Beneath Us - Anthony Fiumara
Solo Park i.s.m. De Link, Tilburg
21
Influx
Nederlands Saxofoon Octet Festival Classique, The Hague
22
Influx
Nederlands Saxofoon Octet Festival Classique, The Hague

July 2019

17
Whoever You Are Come Forth
Solo Intro in Situ @ cellebroederskapel, Maastricht
20
Whoever You Are Come Forth
Solo Munganga theater, Amsterdam
21
Canto Ostinato by Simeon ten Holt
Nederlands Saxofoon Octet Festival Wonderfeel, 's
30
Canto Ostinato by Simeon ten Holt
Nederlands Saxofoon Octet Lindegrachtconcert, Alkmaar

August 2019

14
Canto Ostinato by Simeon ten Holt
Nederlands Saxofoon Octet Grachtenfestival, Amsterdam
16
Songs for VONK
VONK Grachtenfestival, Amsterdam

September 2019

6
New Music
Solo Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Utrecht
7
Stadscomponist Anthony Fiumara
Link Ensemble Paradox, Tilburg
14
The Crow and the Short Stories
Herz Ensemble Orgelpark, Amsterdam
19
The Crow and the Short Stories
Herz Ensemble Korzo, Den Haag

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