Alondra de la Parra: Music Director

Music Director

Alondra de la Parra has gained widespread attention for her spellbinding and vibrant performances, and her commitment to Latin American composers.

She frequently works with some of the world's most prestigious orchestras including Orchestre de Paris, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Bamberg Symphony, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, São  Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

In 2017, she began her term as Music Director of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, making her the first ever Music Director of an Australian orchestra. She holds the distinction of being the first Mexican woman to conduct in New York City and is an official Cultural Ambassador of  Mexico. In March 2017, Alondra de la Parra was named brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz Mexico. In July 2017, Deutsche Welle created Musica Maestra, a new classical format featuring Alondra de la Parra as both protagonist and reporter in a series of 26 web videos and six television shows.

In the 2018/19 season, she will return to the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, conduct the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra at Konzerthaus Berlin, open the season with Camerata Salzburg and join the London Philharmonic Orchestra for a UK tour, among other engagements. A highlight of 2019 will be the world premiere of the new production T.H.A.M.O.S at Mozartfest Salzburg, together with the Camerata Salzburg and the theatre collective La Fura dels Baus around Carlus Padrissa.

Engagements of the last seasons include her subscription debut with the NHK Symphony, her debut at Beethovenfest Bonn, her celebrated return to Orchestre de Paris which was broadcasted live by German-French TV channel Arte, appearances with the Verbier Festival Orchestra,  BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and a live orchestral performance of the film West Side Story at Mexico's Auditorio Nacional.

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