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Hailed by The New Yorker as a “superb young soloist,” Nicholas Canellakis has become one of the most sought-after and innovative cellists of his generation, captivating audiences throughout the United States and abroad. In The New York Times his playing was praised as "impassioned ... the audience seduced by Mr. Canellakis's rich, alluring tone."

Posted: Dec-13-2017
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Nicholas Canellakis

What are the odds the Delaware Symphony Orchestra would find a cellist with a penchant for filmmaking to perform a concerto by a composer famous for his film scores in a program titled “Roman Hollywood?” Not very good, right? Well, the DSO has beaten the odds and tonight at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington, full-time cellist and sometimes filmmaker Nicholas Canellakis will solo in Miklos Rozsa’s Cello Concerto.

Posted: May-17-2019
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Barber: Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6

Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 40

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Bulgarian Fok Tunes, arr. Nicholas Canellakis: Gankino Horo, Daichovo Horo

Posted: Aug-1-2016
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Canellakis is a highly articulate soloist who not only performs the music; he inhabits it. His impeccable technique enables him to remain confident and in control while executing the fiendishly difficult passages Rozsa throws at him (and there are many). That composure allows him to convert pyrotechnics into phrases that are rich in beauty and meaning.

— Delaware Arts Info
Posted: May-30-2019
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Posted: May-4-2018