Nicholas Canellakis

Nicholas CanellakisPhoto Credit: Matt Dine

Upcoming Appearances

Rose Studio Concert

Oct. 13, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Late Night Rose

Oct. 13, 2016 at 9:00 PM

CMS ON TOUR - Boston, MA

Oct. 16, 2016 at 1:30 PM

New Music

Oct. 27, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Oct. 27, 2016 at 9:00 PM

Exploring Great Britain

Oct. 30, 2016 at 5:00 PM

CMS ON TOUR - Grand Rapids, MI

Mar. 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM

CMS ON TOUR - Vancouver, BC

Mar. 19, 2017 at 3:00 PM

CMS ON TOUR - Athens, GA

Mar. 21, 2017 at 8:00 PM

CMS ON TOUR - Detroit, MI

Mar. 25, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Parisian Tableau

Mar. 28, 2017 at 7:30 PM

CMS ON TOUR - Chicago, IL

Mar. 29, 2017 at 7:30 PM


May. 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM

CMS ON TOUR - Athens, GA

May. 22, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Learn More About Nicholas Canellakis


Hailed as a “superb young soloist” (The New Yorker), Nicholas Canellakis has become one of the most sought-after and innovative cellists of his generation, captivating audiences throughout the United States and abroad. In the New York Times his playing was praised as "impassioned" and "soulful," with "the audience seduced by Mr. Canellakis's rich, alluring tone." In the spring of 2015 he made his Carnegie Hall concerto debut, performing Leon Kirchner’s Music for Cello and Orchestra with the American Symphony Orchestra in Isaac Stern Auditorium. A former member of CMS Two, he appears regularly with the Chamber Music Society in Alice Tully Hall and on tour. He performs numerous recitals throughout the country each season with his duo partner, pianist/composer Michael Brown, and has been a guest artist at many of the world's leading music festivals, including Santa Fe, La Jolla, Music@Menlo, Ravinia, Bridgehampton, Verbier, Mecklenburg, Moab, and Bowdoin. He is also the co-artistic director of the Sedona Winter MusicFest in Arizona. He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and New England Conservatory, where his teachers included Orlando Cole, Peter Wiley, and Paul Katz. He is on the faculty of the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music. Filmmaking is a special interest of Mr. Canellakis. He has produced, directed, and starred in several short films and music videos, including his popular comedy web series "Conversations with Nick Canellakis.”

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