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Conductors

ANDRIS POGA​

Music Director

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.

In June 2019, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in Norway announced the appointment of Andris Poga as its next chief conductor, effective with the 2021–2022 season.

The season of 2019/2020 includes his debuts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, and at the

LNSO Conductor

 

Guntis KUZMA

Guntis KUZMA is the LNSO’s conductor since the 2014/2015 season. Successful leadership in concerts with the LNSO, multiple collaborations with the Sinfonietta Rīga and Sinfonia concertante orchestra, the Liepāja SO, the JVLMA Orchestra, and the Latvian Festival Orchestra in summer, 2018. Guntis Kuzma and the LNSO’s performance of Ādolfs Skulte’s Symphony No. 5 received great praise in the Grand Concert of Latvian Symphony Music in January, 2018. Assistant professor and head of the Woodwind Instrument Class at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music. LNSO’s principal clarinet from 2008 to 2014. Principal clarinet of the Sinfonietta Rīga since the orchestra’s formation in 2006 until 2015. Enjoys performing in chamber music projects; a fan of contemporary music, he has performed the clarinet in premieres of several new works. Nominated for Latvia’s Grand Music Award 2012 For Outstanding Work in an Ensemble.

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LNSO Conductor

 

Guntis KUZMA

Guntis KUZMA is the LNSO’s conductor since the 2014/2015 season. Successful leadership in concerts with the LNSO, multiple collaborations with the Sinfonietta Rīga and Sinfonia concertante orchestra, the Liepāja SO, the JVLMA Orchestra, and the Latvian Festival Orchestra in summer, 2018. Guntis Kuzma and the LNSO’s performance of Ādolfs Skulte’s Symphony No. 5 received great praise in the Grand Concert of Latvian Symphony Music in January, 2018. Assistant professor and head of the Woodwind Instrument Class at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music. LNSO’s principal clarinet from 2008 to 2014. Principal clarinet of the Sinfonietta Rīga since the orchestra’s formation in 2006 until 2015. Enjoys performing in chamber music projects; a fan of contemporary music, he has performed the clarinet in premieres of several new works. Nominated for Latvia’s Grand Music Award 2012 For Outstanding Work in an Ensemble.

2019/2020 GUEST CONDUCTORS

JEAN-CLAUDE CASADESUS
MAXIM EMELYANYCHEV
AINĀRS RUBIĶIS
KASPARS ĀDAMSONS
AIVIS GRETERS
VASSILY SINAISKY
MĀRTIŅŠ OZOLIŅŠ
TADEUSZ WOJCIECHOWSKI
JĀNIS STAFECKIS
ANDRIS VECUMNIEKS
ARTŪRS GAILIS
LIO KUOKMAN
FUAD IBRAHIMOV
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