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 for Mexican Tourism. She has been heralded by Plácido Domingo as “an extraordinary conductor.”
Alondra de la Parra makes her home in New York City with her husband, and holds a B.A. in piano performance and an M.M. in conducting from the Manhattan School of Music. Since 2003, her mentor and teacher has been Kenneth Kiesler, and she has participated in masterclasses with Kurt Masur. Alondra de la Parra is represented worldwide by Tanja Dorn at IMG Artists.
Her Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas will release their debut album, Mi Alma Mexicana, on Sony Classical in August.
For more information, please visit www.alondradelaparra.com.
Alondra de la Parra appears in the following:
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
This Wednesday, Q2 Music begins its Winter Pledge Drive. In anticipation, we're revisiting some of our favorite guest-hosted shows on Monday and Tuesday. On Monday, we heard Nico Muhly's Obsessive Choral. On Tuesday, we hear Mexico at 200, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas conductor Alondra de la Parra's look at the birth and progression of Mexican orchestral music.