LPO signs Karina Canellakis

London Philharmonic Orchestra has signed up Karina Canellakis as principal guest conductor. Currently chief conductor of Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and principal guest conductor at Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Canellakis won a prestigious Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award in 2016.

Canellakis will conduct four concerts in LPO’s in the 2020-21 season, including a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No 8 and John Adams’ Absolute Jest on 3 October at Royal Festival Hall.

Canellakis said she will use her role to perform, “all kinds of different repertoire, looking through a fresh lens at the most beloved works of Beethoven and Brahms, plunging into the intense world of Shostakovich, as well as venturing into lesser known territory with works such as Brett Dean’s Komarov’s Fall.”