Sandhy’s love and passion for music started at a very young age. As soon as he graduated high school, at the age of 18 he left Jakarta for California to visit his uncle and stayed there for a while with dreams of launching his career as a performer.
Those dreams got put on hold when he had to go to Germany to study architecture. He first had to improve his German proficiency to be admitted at the university. During his time in Germany, Sandhy “changed” his last name from “Soendhoro” (new spelling : Sundhoro) to “Sondoro”, because many people had difficulties in pronouncing it. He also explained that Sondoro means “The Sound of Gold” in Latin. On his birth certificate and other official documents, his last name remains as “Soendhoro”.