Martin Sandhoff - he studied at the High School of Music in Cologne. After graduating, he trained with the Dutch flautist Wilbert Hazelzet. He regularly gives masterclasses in Germany (Neuburg) and Italy (Montepulciano).
Martin Sandhoff is a founder member of Concerto Köln, with which he has appeared in festivals in Schleswig-Holstein, Montreux, Salzburg, Mexico and Buenos Aires. In April 2005 Martin Sandhoff became the ensemble's artistic director. It's musical travels have taken it to almost every European country, as well as to Africa, South-East Asia, both Americas and India, performing under such conductors as Frans Brüggen, René Jacobs, Gerd Albrecht, William Christie, Philippe Herreweghe, Ivor Bolton, Bruno Weil, Daniel Harding and Reinhard Goebel.
Martin Sandhoff has performed with Collegium Aureum, Musica Antiqua Köln, Berliner Barock Solisten, Capella Coloniensis des WDR, Europa Galante, Concerto Copenhagen and La Chapelle Royale, among others.
Another important area of Martin Sandhoff's artistic work is chamber music. In 1982 he and the oboist Michael Niesemann founded the ensemble Il Concertino Köln, which performs mainly music for wind instruments. This ensemble also collaborates with such outstanding singers as Lena Lootens, Ingrid Schmithüsen, Barbara Schlick, Sandrine Piau and Klaus Mertens. Sandhoff also plays duet with such masters of the piano as Christoph Hammer, Alexander Melnikov, Riko Fukuda and Rumiko Harada.
His prolific artistic activity is testified by his contribution to over ninety recordings for all the major labels. In 2007 he was invited by the Zurich Opera to take part in
a recording of Bellini's La sonnambula with Cecilia Bartoli for EMI. For Ars, Accent and Capriccio he has recorded flute concertos by such composers as Giovanni Battista Ferrandini and Georg Christoph Wagenseil.