Karina Canellakis to receive Critics’ Circle Emerging Talent Award on stage at the Barbican



Following an intensive tour of the US in January with concerts in St Louis, Cincinnati and Detroit, Karina Canellakis makes her Barbican debut with BBC Symphony Orchestra, performing with them for the first time since her highly successful return to the BBC Proms last season. The programme includes the UK premiere of Alle Tage, a song symphony for baritone by Thomas Larcher, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, a particular favourite for Karina.

Karina is the recipient of the 2018 Critics’ Circle Emerging Talent (Conductor) Award. An organisation made up of 78 UK-based music critics, the circle gives this award annually to an exceptional conductor who is in the earlier stages of their career. Bestowed on Karina for the phenomenal progress she has made since her conducting debut in 2014, they describe her as ‘’one of the most dynamic young conductors on the international circuit.’’

The award will be presented to her during the concert at the Barbican on Friday by Mark Pullinger, the Chair of the music section of the circle. In an interview with bachtrack, Karina describes the award as “a total surprise,” continuing, “and I am so honoured. It’s a beautiful thing to be able to receive this award with the BBC Symphony there.”

Read the full interview here, and find out more about Karina’s performance with BBCSO here.

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