Alondra de la Parra

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  ell'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 has 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 2017/18 season, she returns to Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, San Francisco Symphony, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and for a production of The Winter’s Tale  at the Royal Opera House London as well as a tour with Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra.

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