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Winner of the Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2021, Joel Sandelson is a conductor building an international reputation for his engaging and insightful performances. Upcoming engagements include debuts with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Staatsorchester Stuttgart and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

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February 2022

Joel will make his debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra on 16 February at the Southbank Centre, in two concerts featuring the London premiere of Jonathan Dove Gaspard's Foxtrot and Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf.

October 2021

Joel signs with Askonas Holt for worldwide representation, where he will be managed by Terry Shew. Read the announcement here.

August 2021

Joel wins the Salzburg Festival's Herbert von Karajan Young Conductors Award. He was awarded the prestigious prize by an international jury out of 250 applicants after a semifinal with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg and a final concert with the Camerata Salzburg as part of the 2021 Festival.

June 2021​

Joel is chosen as a winner designate of the International Conducting Competition Rotterdam. He will return to the Netherlands in 2022 to conduct the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Doelen Ensemble, Rotterdam Symphony Chorus and Sinfonia Rotterdam.

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