Music and Artistic Director TARMO PELTOKOSKI
At the beginning of the 2022/2023 concert season, then 22-year-old Finnish conductor Tarmo Peltokoski became the Music and Artistic Director of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO).
In June 2021, Finnish Conductor Tarmo Peltokoski was fortunate to make his acclaimed German debut with The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. The soloist mastery, curiosity and passion for detail of every one of the orchestra’s members created the perfect circumstances for this debut, making the concerts a resounding success which led to a series of immediate reinvitations. In February 2022, Tarmo Peltokoski was awarded the title of “Principal Guest Conductor” of The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, for the first time in its 42-year history.
In the 21/22 season, the 21-year-old conductor has made his Berlin debut with the orchestra of the Komische Oper, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, and at the Festival Septembre Musical Montreux-Vevey with the Kammerorchester Basel and cellist Sol Gabetta. Peltokoski will also conduct his first complete Ring Cycle at the Eurajoki Bel Canto Festival. In the next seasons he will make major conducting debuts at the Rheingau Musik Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Kölner Philharmonie and the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Last season he debuted with the Finnish...
Conductor Emeritus VASSILY SINAISKY
Vassily Sinaisky is renowned across Europe as a conductor of operas and symphony music concerts. He has performed in top opera houses and concert halls and is an esteemed and sought-after conducting teacher. He is one of the best Chief Conductors in the history of the LNSO, a remarkable conductor of works by Latvian composers. Sinaisky is best known for his command of the Russian, German, and English symphony music repertoire.
Principal guest conductor KRISTIINA POSKA
Kristiina POSKA is an award-winning conductor. This season saw Kristiina debut with English National Opera in a production of Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow, Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with Fondazione del Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, a programme of Penderecki, Haydn and Brahms with Komische Oper Berlin and will see her perform at the Festival Berlioz with Orchestre national de Lyon in August.
Upcoming highlights include Theatre Basel’s New Year Concert with Sinfonieorchester Basel and productions of La Bohème and Peter Grimes, a production of Carmen with Staatsoper Stuttgart, the opening concert of the Mozart Week 2020 in Salzburg with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden and her inaugural concert as Chief Conductor with Flanders Symphony Orchestra in October.
Conductor, artistic advisor ANDRIS POGA
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.
Conductor JĀNIS STAFECKIS
JĀNIS STAFECKIS is the conductor of Latvian National Symphony orchestra since the season 2022/2023.
He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Rēzekne chamber orchestra (2012) which brings together students and teachers of Latgale region. Rēzekne chamber orchestra already established itself as one of the leading performing groups in eastern region of Latvia appearing regularly in its residence hall GORS - one of the newest and most acoustically outstanding concert halls in the Baltics. Recent performances involved cooperation with celebrities such as Inese Galante-sopran, Sonora Vaice-sopran, Krišjānis Norvelis-bass, Daniils Bulajevs-violin, Gunta Ābele-cello, Olivia Steindler-violin and others.
As a guest-conductor, recent and forthcoming highlights include cooperation with the Latvian national Symphonic Orchestra, Latvian State Chamber Orchestra Sinfonietta Rīga, Latvian Radio Choir, and Liepāja Symphony Orchestra.