Norman The Great Swiftness
Dvorák Symphony No8
Winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, Karina Canellakis has rapidly gained international recognition as
one of today's most dynamic and exciting young American conductors. Praised for her technical and lyrical command of
the music, Karina has received glowing critical endorsements of her performances since first making headlines in 2014
filling in last-minute for Jaap van Zweden with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra to conduct Shostakovich Symphony No. 8.
She served for two seasons as Assistant Conductor of the Dallas Symphony and recently concluded her tenure at the end
of the 2015:16 season.
Highlights of the 2016:17 season feature her European debuts with the Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon, Trondheim Symfoniorkester, Kristiansand Symfoniorkester and Mälmo SymfoniOrkester, as well as North American debuts including the Toronto, Vancouver, and Milwaukee symphony orchestras. She conducts Verdi’s Requiem at Opernhaus Zürich, and other opera projects including the world premiere of David Lang's The Loser at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and Peter Maxwell Davies’ new and final opera The Hogboon with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg. In addition, she has been re-invited to conduct subscription programs with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony and North Carolina Symphony.