Karina Canellakis is the newly appointed Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in
Amsterdam, beginning in the 19/20 season.
Winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, Karina is internationally acclaimed for her emotionally charged
performances, technical command and interpretive depth. She made her European conducting debut in 2015 with the
Chamber Orchestra of Europe in Graz, Austria, replacing the late Nikolaus Harnoncourt, returning the following June to
conduct Concentus Musicus Wien in four symphonies of a Beethoven Cycle. She first made headlines in 2014 filling in at
the last-minute for Jaap van Zweden in Shostakovich Symphony No. 8 with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, where she
held the position of Assistant Conductor for two seasons.