Conductor Karina chosen by LPO

The American conductor Karina Canellakis is to be the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s new principal guest conductor.

The 38-year-old New Yorker, who began her musical career as a violinist and reverted to conducting relatively late, will take up her hew role in September.

Winner of the Georg Solti Conducting Award in 2016 and currently chief conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, she had her debut with the LPO in 2018 at the Royal Festival Hall, where the orchestra is resident, with a programme of Sibelius, Dvorak, and Bartok. 

”There are very few conductors who instantly impress players by their command of a score, their insights and their intellectual rigour” said the LPO’s chief executive and artistic director, Timothy Walker. “Karina is one of those few, and everyone at the London Philharmonic Orchestra is thrilled that she will join us as our next Principal Guest Conductor. We look forward to many years of music-making with Karina.’"

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