Karina Cannelakis
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The Berlin Radio Symphony has named American condcutor Karina Canellakis, 38,  as their first Principal Guest Conductor, starting in 2019/20. Canellakis will work alongside Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Vladimir Jurowski.

Says Karina Canellakis: « It is with great enthusiasm that I begin the journey with the wonderful musicians of the RSB, on which we want to explore many new and interesting corners of the repertoire. »

Canellakis first conducted the orchestra in September 2017. She will make her debut as Principal Guest Conductor on October 20, 2019 with Richard Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben and Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony.

From the 2019/20 season, Karina Canellakis also as Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.

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