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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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Barber: Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6

Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 40

Michael Brown: Five A.M. "after Allen Ginsberg"

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

Posted: Aug-1-2016
Latest Acclaim

When some soloists play (thinking of three or four in the past 18 seasons), they seem to inhabit the music so deeply it is almost like speaking, whispering, divulging an emotional part of themselves. This is what the audience heard as Nicholas Canellakis played the Dvorak Cello Concerto. The young man was sharing his soul, his emotions and most intimate thoughts with the audience, searching, pondering, expressing. With technical brilliance, he called out the audience’s deepest responses ... This was a performance too deep for tears, and the artist was called back for three curtain calls to cries of “bravo.”

— Greenwich Sentinel (Connecticut)
Posted: Dec-4-2017
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Posted: Jan-17-2017