Music Director appointment makes waves | #welcomealondra
The appointment of "one of the hottest conductors on the planet right now" as QSO's Music Director has made waves across the globe.
Check out some of the coverage:
The New York Times
“For me, it’s as if I were a chef and I went to a kitchen where everything was clean, chopped, they had all the right ingredients, great pots and pans, all the knives were sharpened and they’re asking me to cook ’’ she said in a telephone interview. “It’s perfect.” - Read more
"Conductor and pianist Alondra de la Parra is in a league of her own. And come next year, when she steps onto the podium as the first female chief conductor and musical director of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, one of Australia's three largest orchestras, she will live in a more rarefied space—one of the few females directing a major orchestra." - Read more
"The Mexican conductor, Alondra de la Parra, has been named Music Director – the first time any Australian orchestra has created such a role – of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra." - Read more
The Violin Channel
“It is truly a great honour to be chosen as the first Music Director of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and a dream come true for me.” - Read more
"This is seriously cool." - Read more
"Catching up with the personable 34-year-old maestro on the phone from her home base in Mexico City, she’s clearly very excited about her imminent return to Brisbane and a huge fan of her new orchestra." - Read more
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