Conductor Kristiina Poska (Türi) started her musical career in Tallinn, where she studied choir conducting. She later went to Berlin and studied orchestral conducting with professor Christian Ehwald at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik.
Kristiina Poska made her great breakthrough in 2010 with an impressive La Traviata by Verdi at the Komische Oper Berlin. From 2012 till 2016, she was the first conductor (Kapellmeister) of this renowned opera company. In addition to her successful opera career, Kristiina Poska is sought after as a concert conductor in many countries. Among others, she conducted the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Camerata Salzburg, the radio orchestras of inter alia Cologne, Leipzig, Saarbrücken, Frankfurt am Main and Vienna, the Münchner Philharmoniker, the Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, the National Orchestra of Estonia and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg.
In 2013, Poska won the coveted conductor prize of the Dirigentenforum of the Deutsche Musikrat. ‘Only few can boast a musical palette that is as extended as Kristiina Poska’s,’ the German press wrote. 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.