Music director of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
Andris Poga has been the Music Director of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO) since the 2013/14 season. He will commence his tenure as the Chief Conductor of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra (SSO) starting the 2021/22 season, serving as the Chief Conductor desig-nate during the 2020/21 season. Highlights of recent years have included concerts with the leading orchestras of Germany, France, Italy, Japan and other countries. After the first successful collaborations he has been invited back to the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester Hamburg, WDR Sym-phony Cologne, Munich Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Dresden Philhar-monic, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. He has also conducted the Wiener Symphoniker, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Or-chestre National de France, Royal Philharmonic and Sydney Symphony among many others. The season of 2020/21 includes the regular subscription series and tours with the LNSO and SSO and returns to the Oslo Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, WDR Symphony Cologne, SWR Symphony Stuttgart, Hamburg Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. In 2010, Andris Poga was the First Prize winner of the Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition, which thrust him into the international scene. He became an assistant to Paavo Järvi at the Orchestre de Paris, working with him from 2011 to 2014, and from 2012 to 2014 he served as an assistant conductor for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Andris has graduated the conducting department of the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music. He also studied philosophy at the University of Latvia and conducting at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts.
« “Remember the name of Andris Poga. He will continue to impress us.” Diapason magazine
«Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony rang out. Outstandingly conducted by Andris Poga, it became a fiery quest in which terror and exaltation underpinned the relentless march of destiny”»