Alondra de la Parra

Alondra de la Parra will be conducting the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Prom 2 on Thursday 14 April live at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne.

Conductor Alondra de la Parra has gained widespread attention for her spellbinding and vibrant performances, making her one of the most compelling conductors of her generation. She holds the distinction of being the first Mexican woman to conduct in New York City, and is an official Cultural Ambassador of Mexico. She has been heralded by Plácido Domingo as ‘an extraordinary conductor’ and the French newspaper Le Monde states that ‘there is no doubt that, with Alondra de la Parra classical music has arrived into the XXI Century’.

Frequently in demand as guest conductor, Alondra de la Parra has led some of the most prestigious orchestras of France, Germany, USA, Japan, Brazil, Sweden and Russia including the Orchestre de Paris, RSB Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Milan’s Cameristi della Scala. She also undertook a tour across China with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Tolouse. In Latin America, de la Parra works frequently with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra and with the Simón Bolivar Youth Orchestra, from whom she received their highest award. She has also conducted Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, the Buenos Aires Philharmonic in Argentina, Montevideo’s Philharmonic in Uruguay and in Mexico, the orchestras of Aguascalientes, Jalisco, Sinaloa, Xalapa, Puebla, San Luis Potosí, Estado de México and the National Symphony.

In October 2015 Alondra was announced as the Music Director Designate of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. She will commence her role in 2017.

QSO’s Music Director is proudly supported by Timothy Fairfax AC.

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