New Signing: Karina Canellakis



Askonas Holt is delighted to announce the European management of conductor Karina Canellakis.   
Rapidly gaining recognition as one of the most promising and dynamic young American conductors, Karina Canellakis recently made headlines as a last-minute replacement for Jaap van Zweden conducting the Dallas Symphony in a program of Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 8 and Mozart’s Piano Concerto K.449 with soloist Emanuel Ax, receiving rave reviews.
Currently in her first season as Assistant Conductor in Dallas, Canellakis made her Carnegie Hall conducting debut in Zankel Hall, and has appeared as guest conductor with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and the Juilliard Orchestra at Lincoln Center. Ms. Canellakis was a 2014 Tanglewood Conducting Fellow and winner of the 2013 Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship, founded by Marin Alsop. 
Karina Canellakis holds a Master’s degree in orchestral conducting from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor’s degree in violin from the Curtis Institute of Music. Encouraged to take up by conducting by Sir Simon Rattle, her other mentors include Alan Gilbert and Fabio Luisi.
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