Alondra de la Parra (born 1980) is a Mexican conductor educated at the Manhattan School of Music who is currently a UNICEF Ambassador and an official Cultural Ambassador of Mexico. She began her piano studies at 7 and started learning cello at age 13. She developed an interest in conducting around the same time.

Between 2003 and 2011, she performed for her own ensemble founded at the behest of the Mexican Consulate – the Mexican-American Orchestra, later renamed Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (POA).

Mi Alma Mexicana (My Mexican Soul)

The POA has released two recordings – Mi Alma Mexicana – My Mexican Soul (2010) and Travieso Carmesí (2011). In 2015, Alondra was made music director of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

An extremely disciplined young woman, she is a breath of fresh air in a field which is dominated by older men.

A bit about her:


Here are four of Alondra de la Parra’s finest pieces:






Image Credit:

Featured: Alondra de la Parra in 2014 by User “Steven Pisano”, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons



2 thoughts on “Alondra

  1. Being one who truly enjoys, for lack of a better term, “Classical Music”, this was a true delight, A gift. Thank you for giving me this gift. This music is so dynamic, passionate and beautiful. She is a brilliant conductor.

    I’m not one who enjoys raw, traditional Latin or Mexican music. This music gives me the beauty that is within the traditional Mexican music in combination with what I truly enjoy. The beauty and passion of the music brings me to tears, which is what great works of art do to me when they have done what they are intended to do. Touch the heart.

    Again, thank you for this great gift. I will be exploring more of this wonderful experience of musical art.

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