ISABELLE SANDERLING-BENSANÇON, a native of Dijon, France, is a cellist with the Sarasota Orchestra. She also serves as a section cellist with Teatro del Maggio Fiorentino, and has previously held positions with Orchestre de Bretagne, Fondazione Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento, and Fondazione Arturo Toscanini di Parma. Sanderling-Besançon is a dedicated orchestral musician, performing with the Toledo Symphony and The Florida Orchestra, as well as chamber music festivals in France and the United States, including the Sarasota-Manatee Bach Festival from 2008 to 2011 performing the Bach suites. In 2016, she was invited to go on tour in Tunisia with the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino for the Festival International de Musique Symphonique d'El Jem and in Italy and Spain under the baton of Zubin Mehta. Previously, Sanderling-Besançon performed regularly with the Parisian orchestras L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Orchestre de Paris, and Orchestre de L’Opéra Bastille. She was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich, Carlo Maria Giulini, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Kurt Sanderling, Leonard Slatkin, Georges Prêtre, and Bernard Haitink. Sanderling-Besançon received her Master of Music degree from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, where she studied with Philippe Müller. During her studies, she had the privilege to work with Ralph Kirshbaum, Ivan Monighetti, Arto Noras, and Janos Starker. Sanderling-Besançon plays on a cello made by the family of Klotz in 1850.
- Isabelle Sanderling-Besançon.
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