Joel Sandelson

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About Joel

Winner: Herbert von Karajan Young Conductor's Award, Salzburg Festival 2021

Joel Sandelson came to international attention in summer 2021 after winning the prestigious Salzburg Festival Herbert von Karajan Young Conductors Award. He returned to the Salzburg Festival in summer 2022 to make his acclaimed debut with the RSO Wien and has since worked with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Staatsorchester Stuttgart, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Valencia Orchestra and Dresden Philharmonie.

Highlights of the 2023/24 season include his return to the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano and debuts with the Copenhagen Philharmonic, Bremen Philharmoniker, Staatsorchester Hannover and NFM Wrocław Philharmonic.

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Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

Season Highlights

Sep 2023
Auditorium di Milano
Return to Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (Giuseppe Gibboni, violin) Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Oct 2023
NFM Wroclaw
Debut with NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic L. van Beethoven Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus Overture op. 43 Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major op. 58 *** R. Wagner Prelude to Act I of Parsifal WWV 111 J. Sibelius Symphony No. 7 in C major op. 105
Jan 2024
Konservatoriets Koncertsal, Copenhagen
Debut with Copenhagen Philharmonic New Year’s concerts Johann Strauss I and II, Gershwin, Elgar, Walton




  • Bremen Philharmonic

    Bremen, Germany
    Feb 2024
    • Under the gripping, agile conducting of Joel Sandelson, it was presented (especially by the strongly challenged strings) in an entertainingly swinging, taut pulsating manner and with proper verve.