ALONDRA DE LA PARRA – CONDUCTOR
It is said that she has brought classical music into the 21st century. Her passion for music has taken the conductor to concert halls all over the world, and she has already stood on the podium in front of more than 100 of the best orchestras. In her role as Cultural Ambassador for her home country of Mexico, she supports Latin American music and composers. At the age of 23, she founded the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas. In addition to conducting in New York, Paris and Berlin, she is currently the musical director of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Australia. Last autumn, she gained further recognition through the OPUS KLASSIK music prize, when she conducted the renowned Konzerthausorchester Berlin at the concert gala. At the beginning of 2019, she took over the musical direction for Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin. The new performance will continue in September as part of the new season. Another highlight this year will be the ZDF Advent Concert at the end of November, where she will conduct the Staatskapelle Dresden in the Frauenkirche church.