The Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, in Stavanger, Norway has this week announced the appointment of 41-year-old Latvian conductor Andris Poga as its new Chief Conductor – effective from the commencement of the 2021/2022 season.

A graduate of the University of Latvia, Andris is a former 1st prize winner at the Evgeny-Svetlanov International Conducting Competition.

He has previously served as Assistant Conductor to the Boston Symphony and the Orchestre de Paris – and as Music Director of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra.