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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.”


Tom Sanderman

Saxophonist Tom Sanderman works as a soloist and is the co-founder of the Dutch experimental ensemble VONK. 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.