Alondra de la Parra

Conductor

Biography

A gifted and charismatic communicator, conductor Alondra de la Parra has been generating attention and rapture on the international stage. Her compelling musical insight and passion have made her a coveted artist throughout the world.

Her 2021/22 engagements include Danish National Symphony for the Scandinavian premiere of Thomas Larcher’s Piano Concerto with Kirill Gerstein, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich for New Year’s concerts with Julian Pregardien, WDR Sinfonieorchester, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, and Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. With the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, she will tour Spain with Maria Duenas and Germany with Nemanja Radulovic.  Further ahead, Alondra makes her debut with the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble, and returns to Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Sao Paolo Symphony and Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España.

This season she will conduct the world premiere of Joby Talbot’s Like Water for Chocolate for the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden, working alongside choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.  She will also conduct the Kenneth Macmillan production of Romeo and Juliet (also for the Royal Ballet) and Swanlake for Staatsballett Berlin.

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Reviews

“Alondra de la Parra was a superb stage director without ‘sitting down’ on the orchestra… that gave the Thursday concert in the Concert Hall an absolutely terrific ending.” [translated from Danish]

Dagbladet Information

“Alondra de la Parra is one of the many younger female conductors who are well on their way to conquering the conductor’s podiums in the world of classical music…character and colour came into her work with DR’s large orchestra” [translated from Danish]

Thomas Michelsen

Politiken

“’There’s no doubt that with Alondra de la Parra, classical music has arrived into the XXI Century,’ proclaimed France’s Le Monde newspaper after a triumphant appearance on a Parisian concert stage.

“Year by year, Alondra has become more in demand as a guest conductor, resulting in performances with over 100 of the world’s most notable symphony orchestras and invitations to serve as the artistic director of symphonies in Mexico and Australia. Recently, she has expanded her career horizon by adding conducting ballet and opera productions to her portfolio.”

Latina Style Magazine

“In the most exciting QSO concert in memory, resident music director Alondra de la Parra conducted a never-to-be-forgotten performance that was bursting at the seams with vitality, giving the smiling players a white-knuckle ride that looked as enjoyable as it was terrifying.”

The Weekend Australian

“Ravel was the standout and grew stronger as its journey progressed. Suite 2’s Lever du jour, Daybreak, glowed, De La Parra achieving a gloriously sumptuous, sonic realm. An enjoyable concert.”

Limelight Magazine

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