Arne Sanders

Arne Sanders was born in 1975 in Leer, Germany. His first studies included musicology, German, and philosophy, followed by composition studies with Prof. Manfred Trojhan at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule in Düsseldorf. In 2006 he completed his Masters Degree in Composition with Prof. Friedrich Goldmann at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. Sanders has participated in many master classes, including classes with Mathias Spahlinger, Chaya Czernowin, Steven Kazuo Takasugi and Richard Barrett.

Sanders has recieved scholarships from several organisations including the Stiftung Kulturfonds, the Brandenburg Ministry for Science, Research and Culture, the State of Niedersachsen and the German government. He has held residency at Schloss Wiepersdorf, the Artist House Worpswede, the Cité Internationale of Arts Paris, and the German Study Center in Venice. He has recieved awards from the Göttingen Symphony Composition Competition and the Walter Witte Viola Foundation.

Many renowned ensembles and instrumentalists have performed Sanders’ music including James Avery, Rüdiger Bohn, Edith Salmen, Janne Rättyä, Stockholm Chamber Brass, Ensemble Adapter, Ensemble SurPlus, NotaBu-Ensemble, and many others.

Arne Sanders has regularly been a guest docent for music theory (Schenkerian Analysis) and composition at Universities and Colleges throughout Germany. In addition, Sanders gives seminars and and publishes texts on the subject of music of the 20th and 21st century.