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Andris Poga has been the music director of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO) since the season of 2013–2014.

Highlights of recent seasons 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, Wiener Symphoniker, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester Hamburg, WDR Symphony Cologne, Munich Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphony-Orchester Berlin, Dresden Philharmonic, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. He has also conducted the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, SWR Symphony Orchestra in Stuttgart, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Orchestre National de France, Shanghai Symphony and Sydney Symphony among many others.

The season of 2018/2019 includes his debuts with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony, as well as returns to the Osaka Philharmonic, WDR Symphony Cologne, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Deutsches Symphony-Orchester Berlin, Dresden Philharmonic, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.

In October, 2018, Andris Poga leaded the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra on concert tour to Germany, France, and Switzerland in honour of the centenary celebration of the Latvian state, including their debut at Philharmonie de Paris as well as taking part at the renowned Bratislava Music Festival.

In 2010, Andris Poga won the First Prize 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 worked 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 with Uroš Lajovic at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts.

Andris Poga will be the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra’s new chief conductor starting from the 2021/22 season.