Christian Sanders received his bachelors degree in music at Prins Claus Conservatory in Groningen (2010) studying with Tamara Podubnaya and Nata Tsvereli. He received his master degree at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht (2014) with the Hungarian pianist Klara Würtz. Then he spent several years at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität in Vienna (under the guidance of Prof. Johannes Kropfitsch) where he took his COP (Certificate of Performance) in 2017 - a very specialized education that focuses on developing and refining the experience as a performing artist.
Over these years he followed masterclasses with Rian de Waal, Paolo Giacometti, David Kuijken, Bart van Oort, John Glazer, Sheila Page, Vladimir Tropp (Moskou) en Alessio Bax and successfully participated in several International competitions: San Nicola di Bari 2012 (Italy), finalist; Musikalisches Feuerwerk Baden Württemberg 2014 (Germany), Grand Prix; Stars Of Tenerife 2015 (Spain), Grand Prix.
In 2017, he competed in the Schubert competition in Ruse Bulgaria where he won second prize performing the 23rd piano concerto by W.A Mozart with Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra. At the International Rosario Marciano Competition 2017 (Vienna) he received a special award for the best interpretation of a composition by F. Schubert. With respect to other orchestral experience he has performed the second piano concerto of J Brahms with the Hanze Orkest (Zwolle).
He has also participated in several music festivals: Twice in the Orlando Festival in Kerkrade (NL) that specializes in working with musicians who perform in groups and ensembles, and in the Mimir Chamber Music Festival in Fort Worth Texas where he performed the Brahms F-minor Quintet. At present Christian has a collaboration with violinist and composer Thomas Schüler at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.