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

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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.

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