Alondra de la Parra, a gem of classical music
The music history It has the names of very talented Mexican teachers and artists engraved in gold on each of its pages. The 21st century bears the name of Alondra de la Parra, however; the story of the most important Mexican orchestra conductor of recent times It started shortly before the 2000s rolled around.
The new century began and Alondra de la Parra I was already ahead of him, well He began his musical studies with the piano at the age of 7.to later master the cello at thirteen.
At the age of nineteen, de la Parra entered the Manhattan School of Music in New York City as a scholarship recipient and that was where she obtained a degree in piano, and then studied a master’s degree in orchestral conducting. She emerged from both degrees with highest honors.
Alondra de la Parra in New York
Born to Mexican parents in New York, she moved to Mexico City at the age of two and returned to the USA to begin her professional musical training. During her preparation at the Manhattan School of Music, Alondra de la Parra founded the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas; project that sought to promote and disseminate the work of authors from the continent.
The Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas focused on education and had a positive impact in the schools of the Bronx in New York. Since its creation, they have offered presentations for the Mexican government, the White House and the Canadian Consulate. More than twenty international artists, including talented musicians and composers, made their debut with Alondra de la Parra’s Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas.
According to their official figures, they went from giving only two concerts a year in 2005 to giving 24 in 2010. That same year, The Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas recorded their first album titled My Mexican soulwhich entered the top 10 of the Billboard charts in the United States and reached platinum status 2 months after its release, being the first classical recording to reach this level in Mexico.
After this success; They recorded a second album in 2011 called Naughty Crimsonwhere they had the participation of Natalia Lafourcade, Lo Blondo and Ely Guerra.
The Orchestra had to suspend its activities in 2011 due to lack of financing, due to the economic crisis in the United States at that time.
The music of Mexico made person
Definitely, one of the treasures that Mexico shares with the world is Alondra de la Parrawho actively participates with the Mexican Philharmonic Orchestraas well as with the orchestras of Aguascalientes, Jalisco, Xalapa, Sinaloa, Puebla, San Luis Potosí and State of Mexico.
At an international level he works with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Buenos Aires, Argentina, with that of Brazil and that of Montevideo in Uruguay. Throughout her career, Alondra de la Parra He has conducted orchestras in France, Germany, Australia, Spain, Russia, Asia and different states in the United States.
Alondra de la Parra has been awarded countless awards and recognitions throughout her career, both in Mexico and internationally. Today she is one of the most important and successful Mexican women in the music industry both artistically/culturally and commercially.
Curiosities about Alondra de la Parra
- Alondra de la Parra was born on Halloweenalso known as Halloween.
- She is the granddaughter of Yolanda Vargas Dulchealso known as The Queen of Comics, author of the famous comic strip Memin Pinguin.
- Alondra de la Parra was the first woman to conduct an orchestra in Australia in 2017, upon becoming the Queensland Orchestra Conductor.
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