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Fiona Russell

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European Management with Askonas Holt General Management with Opus 3 Artists USA, Jonathan Brill

About Karina

Chief Conductor: Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Principal Guest Conductor: London Philharmonic Orchestra

Karina’s 2023/24 guest engagements include her debut with the New York Philharmonic as well as return engagements with the Boston Symphony and The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and NDR Elbphilharmonie.

Throughout the 23/24 season Karina will be the featured Artist-in-Focus at Vienna’s Musikverein, conducting four different orchestras; the Wiener Symphoniker, ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, London Philharmonic and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic.

Her engagements as Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic include concert performances of Siegfried and The Makropoulous Case at the Concertgebouw as well as Mahler's Symphony No.1, Rachmaninov's The Bells, Shostakovich's Symphony No.8 and several premieres.

In her role as Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Karina will tour to Athens, Munich and Vienna in addition to her London appearances.

Her first recording with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic for Pentatone of Bartók’s Four Pieces and Concerto for Orchestra has been nominated for a Grammy Award.

Since winning the Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award in 2016 Karina has become a guest conductor with leading orchestras around the world, including Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, LA and San Francisco as well as the Bavarian Radio, Orchestre de Paris, London Symphony, Vienna Symphony, Munich Philharmonic and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. She recently finished a four-year appointment as Principal Guest Conductor of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin.

She was the first woman to conduct the First Night of the BBC Proms in London in 2019, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. She was also the first woman to ever conduct the Nobel Prize Concert with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic in 2018.

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Season Highlights

Oct 2023
Musikverein Wien
Opening of season residency Bartok Four Pieces for Orchestra Dvorak The Wild Dove Janacek Glagolitic Mass ORF Radio Symphonieorchester Wien
Nov 2023
Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Wagner Siegfried Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Dec 2023
Konzerthaus Berlin
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin Louise Alder (soprano) Sophie Harmsen (mezzo) Andrew Staples (tenor) Michale Nagy (bass) Rundfunkchor Berlin