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MARINA BOWER
Director, Artist Department
mbower@productions-sarfati.fr

CATHY SARFATI
Artist Office Manager
csarfati@productions-sarfati.fr

ANH PHAN
Coordinator, Artist Management
aphan@productions-sarfati.fr

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Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Michael Kocyan Artists Management 

Italy
Lorenzo Baldrighi Artists Management

Japan Amati Inc

Scandinavia Nordic Artists Management

USA & Canada Knight Classical

BIOGRAPHY

Artistic Advisor of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
Chief Conductor of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra

Andris Poga is the Chief Conductor of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra since 2021/22 season. He was the Music Director of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO) from 2013 till 2021 and will continue to collaborate with the LNSO as its Artistic Advisor.

Highlights of recent years have included concerts with the leading orchestras of Germany, France, Italy, Japan and Scandinavia. After the first successful collaborations he has been invited back to the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester Hamburg, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, SWR Symphony Stuttgart, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo and many others. He has also conducted the Wiener Symphoniker, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestre National de France, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony. He also has worked with leading soloists such as Frank Peter Zimmermann, Baiba Skride, Evgeny Kissin, Nicholas Angelich, Vadim Repin, Truls Mork, Arabella Steinbacher, Sergej Krylov, Lukas Geniušas or Alexandre Kniazev.

The season of 2021/22 includes the regular subscription series with both the SSO and LNSO and returns to the Oslo Philharmonic, WDR Symphony Cologne, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, RAI Torino, Aarhus Symphony, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic as well as debuts with the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Bergen Philharmonic and other orchestras in Germany and Scandinavian countries.

In 2010, Andris Poga was the First Prize winner of the Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition, which thrust him into the international scene. He was an assistant to Paavo Järvi at the Orchestre de Paris 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.


PRESS QUOTES

« 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”»
Jean-Felix Marquette

“Andris Poga displayed a natural, overwhelming presence, imposing himself immediately in front of the orchestra, with an outstanding technique and a fantastic arm. (…) He bore with tireless energy the wide ark and complexity of this extraordinarily intricate work.”
Christian Merlin –
Le Figaro, about Shostakovich’s 7th Symphony


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CONTACTS

MARINA BOWER
Director, Artist Department
mbower@productions-sarfati.fr

CATHY SARFATI
Artist Office Manager
csarfati@productions-sarfati.fr

ANH PHAN
Coordinator, Artist Management
aphan@productions-sarfati.fr

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