- 20 February 2024
Karina Canellakis renews collaboration with London Philharmonic OrchestraRead full article
- 20 October 2023
Karina Canellakis launches residency at MusikvereinRead full article
- 15 September 2023
Karina Canellakis opens the season with Netherlands Radio Philharmonic OrchestraRead full article
- 28 April 2023
Karina Canellakis releases first album in partnership with PentatoneRead full article
- 10 November 2021
Karina Canellakis makes European Opera house debutRead full article
- 04 June 2021
Karina Canellakis and Daniel Harding take leading roles in ARTE’s Beethoven Cycle across EuropeRead full article
- 26 November 2020
Karina Canellakis debuts with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen RundfunksRead full article
- 06 April 2020
Karina Canellakis appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic OrchestraRead full article
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Shostakovich Symphony no. 8Royal Festival Hall, LondonOct 2023
Canellakis made sure that this wartime symphony had trenchant power and a palpable sense of the overwhelming forces that crush individual freedoms.
- Financial Times
- 30 October 2023
Bartok Concerto for OrchestrarecordingJun 2023
Canellakis projects the slow 'Preludio', 'Intermezzo' and 'Marcia Funebre' movements with full-blooded passion, securing a wonderfully warm string tone from her orchestra, and unleashes tremendous energy and ferocity in the 'Scherzo'... The great virtue of this performance, however, is that Canellakis places more emphasis on the work's shadowy and anguished resonances rather than focussing on its propensity towards extrovert virtuoso display.
- BBC Music Magazine
- 01 June 2023
Karina Canellakis (who wrote the detailed - and impassioned - booklet notes) clearly relates to the ethos of these pieces and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra (impressively engineered by the Pentatone team) paint the soundscape with both finesse and fire.
- Gramophone Magazine
- 01 June 2023
Strauss: Ein HeldenlebenChicago Symphony OrchestraMay 2022
Canellakis also sees to it that brief moments of tranquility seamlessly cede to moments of lush romanticism, to a thrilling, frenzied air of turmoil created by furiously bowed strings and powerful horns, to a sustained silence, and then to the almost dreamy sleep in the wake of a storm. The contrasting moods of peaceful, lyrical beauty and ferocious bursts of rage are impeccably captured from first note to last. Bravo to both this remarkable orchestra and an outstanding conductor.
- Window to the World
- 21 May 2022
Scriabin: Symphony no. 4, The Poem of EcstasyRoyal Festival Hall, London Philharmonic OrchestraJan 2022
The chemistry of conductor and orchestra seemed well-nigh perfect: often Canellakis encompassed the sound, rounding her elbows and opening her arms, and the music flung itself into them. Canellakis achieved exactly the right balance between controlling the constellations in this luminous night sky of sound and maintaining a collegial presence, her players responding to her with gusto that was suitably ecstatic…Above all, the LPO has a real treasure in Canellakis
- The Arts Desk
- 24 January 2022
Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 4Roayl Festival Hall, London Philharmonic OrchestraJan 2022
An urgent energy swept us through the slow movement, but with enough bloom to provide emotional release, Canellakis letting the bittersweet mood gradually dissolve like melted snow. There was a freshly minted quality to the puckish fast movement…There is explosive chemistry between this conductor and orchestra.
- The Times
- 22 January 2022
Throughout there was precision but not at the cost of tension, so that the feeling of release at the symphony’s final climax was overpowering. Canellakis and the LPO are an excellent team in the making.
Eugen OneginThéâtre des Champs ÉlyséesNov 2021
Cette nouvelle production fait donc figure d'événement, d'autant qu'elle est d'une qualité exceptionnelle. La jeune chef américaine Karina Canellakis dirige, avec toutes les nuances indispensables pour entendre l'œuvre, l'Orchestre national de France
- Le Figaro
- 21 November 2021
De la fosse, la cheffe Karina Cannelakis fait monter la musique vibrante, enveloppante, enivrante de Tchaïkovsky. Elle tient notre très bel Orchestre National d’une main souple et forte... On sent qu’elle a son Tchaïkovksy à fleur de peau. Et le frisson passe dans la salle
- 25 November 2021
la direction de Karina Canellakis est passionnelle à souhait, naviguant avec une évidente jubilation entre sombre fièvre, rythmes haletants et déroulé paisible des séquences mélancoliques – donnant à entendre, en tout cas, toutes les subtilités d’une partition riche de nuances.
- Web Theatre
- 21 November 2021
London Symphony OrhsetraBarbican CentreMar 2020
Karina Canellakis, making her conducting debut with the LSO, gave us beautifully fluent accounts of Strauss's 1946 Symphonic Fantasy on his 1919 opera Die Frau ohne Schatten and early tone poem Death and Transfiguration (1889), and of Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major and "choreographic poem" La valse.'
- The Sunday Times
- 22 March 2020