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Nicholas Canellakis

Nicholas CanellakisPhoto Credit: Matt Dine

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Upcoming Appearances

New Music in the Kaplan Penthouse

Apr. 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM

An Evening with Brahms

Apr. 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM

About

Nicholas Canellakis has become one of the most sought-after and innovative cellists of his generation, captivating audiences throughout the United States and abroad. The New York Times praised his playing as "impassioned" and "soulful," with "the audience seduced by Mr. Canellakis's rich, alluring tone." In the spring of 2015, he will make his Carnegie Hall concerto debut, performing Leon Kirchner’s Music for Cello and Orchestra with the American Symphony Orchestra in Isaac Stern Auditorium. He is an artist of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, with which he performs regularly in Alice Tully Hall and on tour. A frequent performer at Bargemusic in New York City, he has also been a guest artist at many of the world's leading music festivals, including Santa Fe, La Jolla, Music@Menlo, Ravinia, Verbier, Mecklenburg, Moab, Bridgehampton, Sarasota, and Aspen. He is the co-artistic director of the Sedona Winter MusicFest in Arizona. Mr. Canellakis is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and New England Conservatory and is on the faculty of the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music and the Bowdoin International Music Festival. Filmmaking is a special interest of Mr. Canellakis. He has produced, directed, and starred in several short films and music videos, all of which can be found on his website.

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