Andris Poga graduated in conducting from the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music. He was taught conducting by Uros Lajovic at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts. While still a student, he took part in the master classes of conductors including Mariss Jansons, Seiji Ozawa and Leif Segerstam. He received the Latvia Great Music Award in 2007 and the First Prize of the Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition in 2010. Poga is nominated in 2011 assistant conductor of Paavo Järvi at the Orchestre de Paris and, in 2012, assistant conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Poga conducted many prestigious orchestras such as Gewandhaus Leipzig, Munich Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de St Petersbourg, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Israel Symphony Orchestra…Since November 2013, Poga is the Musical Director of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra.