Alondra de la Parra

alondra-de-la-parra-150Alondra de la Parra is a Mexican conductor and founder of the New York-based Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas which promotes the work of young soloists and composers of the American continent. She is the first woman from Mexico to conduct in New York City.

Ms. de la Parra has conducted performances with orchestras in Houston, Phoenix, Columbus, and San Antonio, Washington D.C., Dallas, Buenos Aires, Mexico, and Los Angeles. She has worked at the Washington National Opera with Plácido Domingo, collaborated with actor Geoffrey Rush at the Singapore Sun Festival, and conducted the Simón Bolivar Youth Orchestra in Venezuela who gave her their highest honor bestowed upon a musician.

Alondra de la Parra was raised on Mexico City where she studied piano and cello as a child. She began conducting as a teenager and studied at St. Leonard's Mayfield School in London. In 2000, she began studying at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City where she obtained a BM in Piano Performance and an MA in Conducting.