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Andris Poga

Andris Poga is the Chief Conductor of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra (SSO). He was the Music Director of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO) from 2013 till 2021 and continues 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, WDR Symphony Cologne, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo and many others. He has also conducted the Wiener Symphoniker, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and Sydney Symphony.


The 2023/24 season includes subscription concert with both the SSO and LNSO, a tour of Spain with the SSO, and returns to the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, WDR Symphony, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Wiener Symphoniker, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, RAI Torino, and Hamburg Symphoniker, among others. Poga wil conduct productions of Boris Godunov both in Toulouse and Paris, and will debut with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, along with involvement in many other projects.
In 2010, 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 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.