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Kristiina
Poska

Conductor

Kristiina Poska is chief conductor of the Flanders Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Basel Theatre in Switzerland since the 2019-20 season.

Having studied choral conducting at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in Tallinn, Kristiina Poska went on to study orchestral conducting at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin. She won the audience prize at the renowned Malko Competition in 2012 and the prestigious German Conductors’ Prize in April 2013.

Previous roles have included principal conductor of Capella Academica in Louvain from 2006 to 2011, and First Kapellmeister at the Komische Oper Berlin from 2012 to 2016.

In addition to her successful opera career, which brings her to opera houses such as English National Opera, Semperoper Dresden and Staatsoper Stuttgart, Kristiina Poska is sought after as a concert conductor, having conducted the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, the radio orchestras of Cologne, Leipzig, Saarbrücken, Frankfurt and Vienna, the Münchner Philharmoniker, the Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the National Orchestra of Estonia, the Gothenburg Symphony and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.

Kristiina Poska makes her debut with the Concertgebouworkest in the 2021-22 season.

Kristiina Poska is chief conductor of the Flanders Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Basel Theatre in Switzerland since the 2019-20 season.

Having studied choral conducting at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in Tallinn, Kristiina Poska went on to study orchestral conducting at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin. She won the audience prize at the renowned Malko Competition in 2012 and the prestigious German Conductors’ Prize in April 2013.

Previous roles have included principal conductor of Capella Academica in Louvain from 2006 to 2011, and First Kapellmeister at the Komische Oper Berlin from 2012 to 2016.

In addition to her successful opera career, which brings her to opera houses such as English National Opera, Semperoper Dresden and Staatsoper Stuttgart, Kristiina Poska is sought after as a concert conductor, having conducted the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, the radio orchestras of Cologne, Leipzig, Saarbrücken, Frankfurt and Vienna, the Münchner Philharmoniker, the Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the National Orchestra of Estonia, the Gothenburg Symphony and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.

Kristiina Poska makes her debut with the Concertgebouworkest in the 2021-22 season.