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03.10.17
Karina Canellakis, Jeremy Denk
Pianist Jeremy Denk takes Milwaukee Symphony audience on a rare journey
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
01.13.17
Karina Canellakis
Don’t miss this: Virtuoso horn playing by David Cooper at the Dallas Symphony
Dallas News
09.08.16
Karina Canellakis
In This One-Man Opera, It's All in His Head
The New York Times
05.06.16
Karina Canellakis
Modern Mozart with deft conductor touch
Philadelphia Inquirer
03.29.16
Karina Canellakis
Karina Canellakis Named Recipient of 2016 The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award
Solti Foundation US
03.29.16
Karina Canellakis
DSO assistant Canellakis gets $25,000 Solti Award
The Dallas Morning News
02.05.16
Karina Canellakis
Shostakovich's Politically-Charged Symphony No. 7 Comes to Life at Canellakis' Baton
Dallas Observer
02.04.16
Karina Canellakis
Classical music: Canellakis triumphs again as last-minute Dallas Symphony sub
Dallas Morning News
01.10.16
Karina Canellakis
Symphony's Mussorgsky program a 'powerhouse' effort
The San Diego Union-Tribune
12.06.15
Karina Canellakis, Alisa Weilerstein
Canellakis steps in, makes exciting CSO debut
Cincinatti Enquirer
11.08.15
Karina Canellakis
An Arabian feast: Karina Canellakis and the Hong Kong Phil
BachTrack
09.11.15
Karina Canellakis
DSO's ReMix is a blend of sass and introspection
Dallas Morning News
07.09.15
Karina Canellakis
Young conductor makes strong Grant Park debut with Bernstein, Franck
Chicago Classical Review
06.24.15
Karina Canellakis
Karina Canellakis Rides a Wave of Success at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Dallas Observer
06.22.15
Karina Canellakis
Karina Canellakis to Conduct the Chamber Orchestra of Europe at the Styriarte Festival in Graz Austria
Styriarte Festival
01.26.15
Karina Canellakis
Make this L.A. Chamber Orchestra guest conductor feel at home
Los Angeles Times
01.22.15
Karina Canellakis
OPUS 3 ARTISTS WELCOMES CONDUCTOR KARINA CANELLAKIS
12.24.14
Karina Canellakis
Classical Music in Dallas: 2014's Most Memorable Moments
Front Row (blog from D Magazine)
12.24.14
Karina Canellakis
Classical music: Top 10 performances of 2014
Dallas Morning News
10.04.14
Karina Canellakis
Canellakis triumphs on podium with DSO
Dallas Morning News

Winner of the 2016 Sir George Solti Conducting Award, Karina Canellakis has rapidly gained international recognition as one of today's most dynamic and exciting young American conductors. She served for two seasons as Assistant Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and recently concluded her tenure at the end of the 2015/16 season.

Highlights of the 2016/17 season feature debuts with the Swedish Radio Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon, the symphony orchestras of the City of Birmingham, Trondheim, Kristiansand, Mälmo, Toronto, Vancouver, and Milwaukee, among others. She conducts Verdi's Requiem at the Zurich Opera House, and opera projects including the premiere of David Lang's the loser at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Peter Maxwell Davies' new and final opera The Hogboon with the Luxembourg Philharmonic. In addition, she returns to the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, and North Carolina Symphony. In summer 2017, Canellakis makes debuts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with whom she will go on tour in the Highlands.  

A virtuoso violinist, Canellakis was encouraged to pursue conducting by Sir Simon Rattle while a member of Berlin Philharmonic's Orchester-Akademie. She played regularly in both the Berlin Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestra for several years, and has appeared as guest concertmaster of the Bergen Philharmonic in Norway. Sought after as a chamber musician, she spent many years at the Marlboro Music Festival.

Karina Canellakis is a recipient of a 2015 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award. She was the winner of the 2013 Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship and served as a conducting fellow at Boston Symphony Orchestra's Tanglewood Music Center in summer 2014. She speaks German, French and Italian, and is a graduate of both the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School ... read full bio