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The Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin under the baton of conductor Karina Canellakis with Behzod Abduraimov at the piano presents works by Janáček, Prokofiev and Dvořák.

Beleuchtete Philharmonie Berlin mit Potsdamer Platz am Abend
Beleuchtete Philharmonie Berlin mit Potsdamer Platz am Abend © visitBerlin, Foto Wolfgang Scholvien

Conductor Karina Canellakis from New York studied violin at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and conducting at the Juilliard School in New York. She was a member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Academy when Sir Simon Rattle noticed her and brought her into conducting. Fabio Luisi and Alan Gilbert are also among her mentors. At the same time, she was active as a violinist, playing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and as a guest concertmaster with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed as a soloist with North American orchestras and as a chamber musician at the Marlboro Music Festival. She plays a Mantegazza violin from 1782, on private loan.

Karina Canellakis gained her first experience on the conductor's podium with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as Assistant Conductor. Since then, Karina Canellakis has conducted the Orchestre de Paris, the Vienna and Bamberg Symphonies, the Orquesta Nacional de España, the Concentus Musicus Wien, the Gürzenich Orchester Köln, the Swedish Radio Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony and Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as the symphony orchestras in Seattle, Toronto, Milwaukee and Vancouver.

In 2016, Karina Canellakis was awarded the 'Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award'. She is the designated principal conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.

Works performed:

Leoš Janáček
Jealousy, First Version of the Introduction to the Opera Jenůfa

Sergei Prokofiev
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in C major, op. 26
  • Behzod Abduraimov - piano

Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No. 7 in D minor op. 70

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Participating artists
Karina Canellakis
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Behzod Abduraimov
Philharmonie Berlin