Nicholas Canellakis

Nicholas Canellakis

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Upcoming Appearances

CMS ON TOUR - Princeton, NJ

Nov. 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM

CMS ON TOUR - Madison, NJ

Nov. 15, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Dvořák, Chausson, and Schubert

Nov. 16, 2014 at 5:00 PM

CMS ON TOUR - Chicago, IL

Nov. 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM

New Music in the Kaplan Penthouse

Apr. 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM

An Evening with Brahms

Apr. 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM


Nicholas Canellakis has established himself as one of the most sought-after and innovative cellists of his generation, performing throughout the United States and Europe to critical acclaim. He is currently an Artist of the Chamber Music Society, having been a member of the society's CMS Two program from 2009 to 2012. A regular performer at Bargemusic in New York City, he has also given concerts in some of the country's most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, Jordan Hall, the Kimmel Center, and Disney Hall. He has performed at the festivals of Santa Fe, Ravinia, Music@Menlo, Mecklenburg, Moab, Bridgehampton, Sarasota, Verbier, Aspen, and Music from Angel Fire, among many others. Mr. Canellakis graduated from The Curtis Institute of Music and New England Conservatory, studying with Orlando Cole, Peter Wiley, and Paul Katz, and was a member of Carnegie Hall's Academy. An avid teacher, he is on the faculty of the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music and the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division. Filmmaking is a special interest of Mr. Canellakis. He has produced and directed several music videos and fictional shorts, and hosts a comedy web series called Conversations with Nick Canellakis.

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