Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Announces Next Chief Conductor

The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic has announced the appointment of American conductor Karina Canellakis as its new chief conductor

Karina Canellakis

The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra has today announced the appointment of 36-year-old American conductor Karina Canellakis as its new chief conductor – effective from the commencement of the 2019/2020 season.

A violin and conducting graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School, Karina is a former recipient of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award and a former assistant conductor with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

She has served as guest conductor with a number of leading orchestras - including the BBC Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Milwaukee Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Karina, who will become the first female chief conductor to be appointed to a Dutch Symphony, will replace conductor Markus Stenz – who has led the ensemble since 2012.