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
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, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester Hamburg, WDR Symphony Cologne, Munich Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Dresden Philharmonic, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. He has also conducted the Wiener Symphoniker, SWR Symphony Orchestra in Stuttgart, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Orchestre National de France, Shanghai Symphony and Sydney Symphony among many others.
2020/2021 GUEST CONDUCTORS