Nicholas Canellakis

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Upcoming Appearances

CMS ON TOUR - Saratoga Springs, NY

Aug. 9, 2015 at 3:00 PM

CMS ON TOUR - Saratoga Springs, NY

Aug. 11, 2015 at 8:00 PM

New Music

Nov. 5, 2015 at 7:30 PM

CMS ON TOUR - Purchase, NY

Nov. 21, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Nights in Vienna with Gilbert Kalish

Nov. 22, 2015 at 5:00 PM

CMS ON TOUR - Thomasville, GA

Jan. 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM

CMS ON TOUR - Ann Arbor, MI

Jan. 22, 2016 at 8:00 PM

CMS ON TOUR - Winston-Salem, NC

Jan. 24, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Mozart, Schubert, & Mendelssohn

Mar. 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM
Mar. 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM

CMS ON TOUR - Indianapolis, IN

Mar. 16, 2016 at 7:30 PM

CMS ON TOUR - Grand Rapids, MI

Mar. 17, 2016 at 7:30 PM

CMS ON TOUR - Seattle, WA

Mar. 19, 2016 at 7:30 PM

CMS ON TOUR - West Palm Beach, FL

Mar. 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Horn Calls with Radovan Vlatković

May. 3, 2016 at 7:30 PM


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 performs regularly with the Chamber Music Society in Alice Tully Hall and on tour, and is a former member of CMS Two. 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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