Hailed by the The New Yorker as a “superb young soloist,” Nicholas Canellakis has become one of the most sought-after and innovative cellists of his generation. In The New York Times his playing was praised as “impassioned” and “soulful,” with “the audience seduced by Mr. Canellakis’s rich, alluring tone.”
Mr. Canellakis recently made his Carnegie Hall concerto debut, performing with the American Symphony Orchestra in Isaac Stern Auditorium. Recent and upcoming season highlights also include concerto appearances with the Albany Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Greenwich Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, and Pan-European Philharmonia in Greece; he will also embark on a U.S. recital tour of American cello/piano works with his regular collaborator, pianist Michael Brown, culminating in a performance at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Mr. Canellakis is an artist of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, with which he performs regularly in Alice Tully Hall and on tour, and was a winner of the CMS Two international auditions. He is also a regular guest artist at many of the world’s leading music festivals, including Santa Fe, Ravinia, Music@Menlo, La Jolla, Bridgehampton, Hong Kong, Moab, and Saratoga Springs. Filmmaking and acting are special interests of Mr. Canellakis.
He has produced, directed, and starred in several short films and music videos, many of which can be found on his website at www.nicholascanellakis.com.