Florian Donderer is also a frequent guest, as a chamber musician and soloist, at important festivals world-wide such as the Pärnu Festival in Estonia, the Ultima Festival in Oslo, the Bergen Festival, the Musik Triennale in Cologne, the Beethoven Festival in Bonn, as well as the festivals «Spannungen» in Heimbach and «Sommersprossen» in Rottweil, the MDR Musiksommer, the Ultraschall Festival in Berlin, the Festwochen Berlin, the Musikfest Bremen and the Musikfestival Mecklenburg Vorpommern.
Florian Donderer is the artistic director of the chamber music series residenz@sendesaal in the Sendesaal Bremen, where respected musicians have the opportunity to use the studio’s outstanding facilities for their CD productions and studio concerts. Regular guests here are, among others, Christian Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt. Recordings have received numerous awards, such as the Diapason d’Or, a Grammy Nomination, and have been included on the German Record Review’s list of best recordings.
Florian Donderer has appeared on CDs with, among others, Richard Strauss’ Metamorphosen with the Kammerakademie Potsdam under his direction (2004, Arte Nova) and Stravinsky’s L’histoire du soldat, conducted by Paavo Järvi, with Florian Donderer as concertmaster (2004, Pentatone). Various chamber music works, released by CAvi-Music, appeared on the CDs of the festival «Spannungen» from 2005, 2009 and 2012 (i.e. Piano Trios and Deux Interludes for flute, violin and harp). As a conductor he recorded Ernst Toch’s cello concert with Tanja Tetzlaff as soloist and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (2011, NEOS).
Florian Donderer plays a violin built by the German violin-maker Peter Greiner in 2003.