Alondra de la Parra
Alondra de la Parra has gained widespread attention for her spellbinding and vibrant performances and her commitment to Latin American composers.
She has conducted over 100 of the world's most prestigious orchestras including London Philharmonic Orchestra, 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 Queensland Symphony Orchestra, making her the first ever Music Director of an Australian orchestra. She is an official Cultural Ambassador of Mexico, where she saw platinum-level sales of her first album ‘Mi Alma Mexicana’ and, in March 2017, 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 several web videos and television shows.
In the 2019/20 season, she will return to Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, to Staatsoper Berlin for the resumption of Yuval Sharon’s production of Mozart’s Zauberflöte and to Royal Opera House in June 2020. She will conduct Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet with Queensland Ballet in Brisbane, perform a concert at Komische Oper Berlin with cellist Jan Vogler and return to the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, which she has been closely working with for several years now. Alondra de la Parra will also celebrate debuts with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg with Rolando Villazón, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, and Staatskapelle Dresden.
Engagements of the last seasons include her celebrated return to Orchestre de Paris, an appearance with the Verbier Festival Orchestra, her debut at Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence, as well as the world premiere of the new production T.H.A.M.O.S at Mozartwoche Salzburg, together with Camerata Salzburg and the theatre collective La Fura dels Baus around Carlus Padrissa.
Queensland Symphony Orchestra Music Director is proudly supported by Tim Fairfax AC.