Kristiina Poska (c)Theater Basel

Flanders Symphony Orchestra in Ghent announced Estonian conductor Kristiina Poska , 40, as chief conductor from the concert season 2019-20.Kristiina Poska started her musical career in Tallinn, where she studied choir conducting. She later went to Berlin and studied orchestral conducting with Christian Ehwald at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik.

From 2012 till 2016, she was Kapellmeister of Komische Oper Berlin. In 2013, Poska won the conductor prize of the Dirigentenforum of the Deutsche Musikrat. She also made the finals of the Donatella Flick Competition, as well as the Malko Competition in 2012, where she captured both the third prize and the audience prize.

In addition to becoming the new chief conductor of the Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Kristiina Poska will be the Music Director of the Basel Theatre in Switzerland in the season 2019-20.

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