February 20, 2024
Karina renews collaboration with London Philharmonic Orchestra
The London Philharmonic Orchestra today announced the extension of their relationship with Principal Guest Conductor Karina Canellakis. The contract - which commenced at the start of the 2021/22 season - has been extended for a further three years, and will see her continue to regularly conduct the orchestra in the UK and on tour.
Highlights of Karina’s many appearances with the orchestra include the UK premiere of Composer-in-Residence Tania León’s Horizons this past October, as well as a six-date tour to Germany last season. She has also been involved in the LPO’s Junior Artists scheme, which offers opportunities, advice and professional insight to talented young musicians from backgrounds that are currently under-represented in professional UK orchestras.
Of the appointment, Karina said, “I have had such a wonderful time conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra during the past three years and am thrilled to be working with them for a further three. It’s the response to the in-the-moment spontaneity that is so incredible with this orchestra and which makes it an electrifying experience both for me and the audience. I can’t wait to continue making music together!”
Karina joins the orchestra this Wednesday at the Royal Festival Hall for a programme that includes Brahms’ Symphony No.4 as well as Mussorgsky’s Overture to Khovanschina and Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto with Pablo Ferrandez as soloist.
They follow this with a five-city European tour which culminates with a performance at the Musikverein Vienna on 27 February as part of Karina’s season-long residency there. The tour features the Mussorgsky presented alongside either Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto with Christian Tetzlaff and Brahms’s Symphony No.4, or Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.10 for two pianos with Arthur and Lucas Jussen with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4.