• : Isabelle plays on a cello made by the family of Klotz in 1850.
  • Hometown: Dijon, France
  • Year Joined: 2003
  • Education: European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) 1992-1996; Master's Degree (First Prize) – Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de Danse de Paris; Post-Graduate Studies – Hochschule für Musik
  • Passions and Interests: In her spare time, Isabelle enjoys yoga, gardening, and going to museums with her husband.
  • Career Highlights: Isabelle is most proud of achieving her Master's Degree (First Prize) Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de Danse de Paris (1994) with Philippe Müller. She tries to make every concert a highlight.
  • Jennie Sokoloff Chair Chair
Isabelle Sanderling-Besançon

Miscellaneous Information

Miscellaneous Information
Isabelle joined Sarasota Orchestra as a section cellist in 2003. Isabelle 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.

In addition, Isabelle has previously performed with Orchestre de l'Opera Bastille, Orchestre National de Radio – France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio – France, and Orchestre de Paris.


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