Nicholas Canellakis


Nicholas Canellakis has been hailed as a “superb young soloist” (The New Yorker), and with having a “rich, alluring tone” (New York Times). He has become one of the most sought-after and innovative cellists of his generation. He has debuted at Carnegie Hall performing Leon Kirchner’s Music for Cello and Orchestra with the American Symphony Orchestra. As a member of The Canellakis-Brown Duo, with pianist/composer Michael Brown, Nicholas performs recitals regularly throughout the country. He frequently performs at Bargemusic, and has been a guest artist at the Santa Fe, La Jolla, Music@Menlo, Ravinia, Verbier, Mecklenburg, Moab, Bridgehampton, Sarasota, and Aspen festivals. He is Co-Artistic Director of Sedona Winter MusicFest, and is a member of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's CMS Two. He was also selected to be a member of Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW, where he performed in Weill and Zankel Halls and worked to enhance music education throughout New York City. He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and New England Conservatory, and studied with Orlando Cole, Peter Wiley, and Paul Katz. Nicholas is on faculty at Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music. He has also produced, directed, and starred in several short films and music videos, including his popular web comedy series "Conversations with Nick Canellakis.”