Alondra de la Parra


[This text has been translated electronically.] In 2004, Alondra de la Parra founded the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas as a platform for young musicians while still a student. In the meantime, de la Parra can look back on a stellar career as a conductor, as engagements have taken her to the international concert stages of the world. From 2017 to 2019, she also presided as the first female conductor of an Australian orchestra, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. As in the documentary film »La Maestra«, which was released in 2019, de la Parra's most recent project is evidently related to her Mexican homeland: in keeping with Corona, she interpreted the Danzón No. 2 by Arturo Márquez, the Mexican symphonic composition par excellence, in 2020 with »The Impossible Orchestra« - an orchestral project - and also supports Mexican women and children affected by Corona.

Alondra de la Parra

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Alondra de la Parra in conversation with Festival Director Jochen Sandig on 9 December 2020

Alondra de la Parra talks about her debut with the Festival Orchestra at the Monrepos Open Air in July 2020 and her current project »The Impossible Orchestra«, which supports Mexican women and children affected by COVID-19.

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