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Alondra de la Parra, Orchestra Conductor

Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco:                     Music Director, 2012-2013
Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas:       Founder and Music Director, September 2004 – June 2011
Music Festival of the Americas at Stowe:       Music Director, 2003-present
New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra:          Principal Guest Conductor 2005-2007
Manhattan School of Music Symphony:         Assistant Cover Conductor 2005-2008
St. Leonard’s Mayfield School Orchestra:       Assistant Conductor 1995-1996

Guest Conducting Engagements:

United States

- Roosevelt Symphony Orchestra: Guest Conductor, 2012
- Quad City Symphony: Guest Conductor, 2011/2012
- Grant Park Orchestra: Guest Conductor, 2011
- New York City Ballet Orchestra: Guest Conductor, 2011
- Napa Valley Symphony: Subscription concert, Guest Conductor, 2011
- Orquesta Sinfónica de Puerto Rico: Guest Conductor, 2011
- Orlando Philharmonic: Guest Conductor, 2011
- Chicago Sinfonietta: Guest Conductor, 2010
- San Francisco Symphony: Guest Conductor, 2009/2010
- Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Guest Conductor, 2009/2010
- Phoenix Symphony: Subscription concert, Guest Conductor, 2009
- New World Symphony, Miami Florida: Guest Conductor, 2009
- Columbus Symphony: Subscription concert, Guest Conductor 2009
- Washington National Opera Gala Concert: Guest Conductor, 2009
- Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra, Guest Conductor, 2014
- Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Guest Conductor, 2009
- Colorado Music Festival: Guest Conductor, 2009
- New Hampshire Music Festival: Guest Conductor, 2009
- Festival del Sole at Napa Valley: Guest Conductor, 2009/2010/2014
- Westchester Philharmonic: Guest conductor, 2008/2010
- Houston Symphony: Guest Conductor, 2008/2009
- San Antonio Symphony: Subscription concert, Guest Conductor, 2008/2009
- Russian National Orchestra, Festival of the Arts Boca: Guest Conductor, 2008/2009
- New York Pops: Guest Conductor, 2007
- Manhattan School of Music Symphony: Prep-Assistant conductor, 2006/2007
- Manhattan School of Music Philharmonic: Prep-Assistant conductor, 2006/2007
- Manhattan School of Music Chamber Sinfonía: Prep-Assistant conductor, 2006/2007
- Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra: Guest Conductor, 2005
- Prism Players, New York: Guest Conductor, 2002
- New York Grand Opera: Apprentice and Back-Stage Conductor, 2000

Europe

- – Cameristi della Scala: Guest Conductor 2014
- Orchestre du Capitol de Toulousse: Guest Conductor, 2013
- Rundfunk Sinfonieorchestre: Guest Conductor, 2013 / Recording, 2014
- Paris Orchestra: Guest Conductor, 2013
- Tuscan Sun Festival, Orchestra della Toscana: Conductor, 2012
- Grosses Orchestre Grass: Guest Conductor, 2012
- Orchestre National Lyon: Guest Conductor, 2012
- MDR Symphony Orchestra: Guest Conductor, 2012
- Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock: Guest Conductor, 2011
- Bach Collegium Orchestra: Guest Conductor, 2011/2013
- Tibilisi Symphony Orchestra: Guest Conductor, 2011
- Kammerakademie Potsdam: Guest Conductor, 2010/2011
- Hamburger Symphoniker: Guest Conductor, 2011
- Sociedad Filarmónica Madrid-Berlin: Guest Conductor, 2010
- Tivoli Symphony Orchestra: Guest Conductor, 2010
- Russian National Orchestra: Guest Conductor, 2010
- Moritzburg Festival Orchestra: Guest Conductor, 2010

Venezuela

- Orquesta Juvenil Simón Bolívar: Subscription concerts 2007/08/11

Brazil

- Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo: Subscription concert, Guest Conductor 2009/2011/2012/ 2013
- Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira: Guest Conductor 2012/2014
- Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira, Guest Conductor 2012
- Orquestra Sinfónica do Estado de Sao Paulo OSESP, Guest Conductor (add only 2012)
- Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo: Subscription concert, Guest Conductor 2009, 2011

Mexico

- Orquesta Sinfónica de San Luis Potosí, Guest Conductor, 2013
- Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería: Guest Conductor, 2011
- Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México: Subscription concert, Guest Conductor 2009/11
- Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa: Subscription concert Guest Conductor 2009, 2012
- Orquesta Sinaloa de las Artes: Subscription concert, 2008
- Orquesta Internacional de las Artes, Subscription concert 2008
- Orquesta Sinfónica de Aguascalientes: Subscription concert 2007/08
- Orquesta Juvenil del Estado de Veracruz: Subscription concert, 2006
- Banda Infantil y Juvenil Benito Juárez: Guest Conductor, 2013
- Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco: Subscription concert 2006/2012
- Orquesta Filarmónica 5 de mayo: Guest Conductor, 2014
- Orquesta Renacimiento: Guest Conductor, 2014
- Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México: Subscription concert, 2005

Canada

- Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Guest Conductro 2012
- Edmonton Symphony Orchestra: Guest Conductor, 2010
- National Arts Centre Orchestra: Shared concert with 4 other conductors 2006 and 2007

Uruguay

- Orquesta Filarmónica de Montevideo: Subscription concert 2006

Asia

- Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra: Guest Conductor 2014
- China Tour with Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, 2013
- Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Guest Conductor 2012
- Al Bustan Festival Orchestra, Al Bustan Festival, Guest Conductor 2012
- Japan Virtuoso Symphony, Tokyo: Guest Conductor 2011
- Academies Festival Orchestra, Singapore: Guest Conductor 2008

Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Fundador y Director Artístico

Actividades realizadas y conciertos, 2003 – 2011

60 Concerts

Presentations in US: New York (Lincoln Center), Washington (Kennedy Center), Los Angeles (Walt Disney Hall), Napa Valley Festival

3 Tours

Presented in Mexico: Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Oaxaca, Cuernavaca, Zacatecas

2 Recordings

“Mi Alma Mexicana” 2CD set – Platinum Status, “Travieso Carmesí” – Gold Status

Music Premieres

Márquez, Toussaint, Lavista, Chapela, Assad, Capella, Ljova, Feltman, Da Silva, etc…

Education Programs in New York (since 2006)

Niños: unique 6 month music programs developed in Public Schools in Harlem

3 International Education Programs

Armonía Social: unique workshop with youth local orchestras during tour

2 Young Composers Competitions

International competition for composers from the Americas under 35 years of age. Winner’s piece performed in concert

Education:

- 2006-2008 Manhattan School of Music: MM in Orchestral Conducting (Kenneth Kiesler) Gabe Wiener Graduate Fellowship for outstanding merit
- 2001-2005 Manhattan School of Music: Piano Performance BM, Presser Scholarship
- 2000-2001 Juilliard Evening Division: Orchestral Conducting, theory and analysis
- 1998-2000 Centro de Investigación y Estudios Musicales:  Composition Undergraduate, Mexico City
- 1995-1996 St. Leonards Mayfield School (Royal Academy of Music): Music A Level

Teachers:

- Conducting: Kenneth Kiesler, Kurt Masur, Charles Dutoit, Marin Alsop, Michael Charry
- Piano: Jeffrey Cohen, Tomas Sauer, Natasha Tarásova, Gyorgy Sandor
- Cello: Pilar Gadea, Felix Buser

Honors and Awards:

- 2013 Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern – Conductor Award
- 2013 Figura del año – Asosicación Mexicana de Publicidad
- 2011 Culture Award – American Business Council
- 2011 Gold Status Album: “Travieso Carmesí”, Amprofon
- 2010 Platinum Status Album: “Mi Alma Mexicana”, Amprofon (First Album to ever receive this distinction in Latin America)
- 2010 Mérito Artístico, Premio Antena CIRT (awarded by Mexico’s President, Felipe Calderón)
- 2010 National Arts Award, Fundación Pedro Sarquís Merrewe
- 2009 Revelation of the year, Mont Blanc Woman Award
- 2009 Woman of the Year – Arts & Culture, Mujer Ejecutiva Magazine (“Executive Women Magazine”)
- 2009 Appointed Cultural Ambassador for Mexican Tourism
- 2008 Helen M. Thompson Award for Emerging Conductors, League of American Orchestras
- 2008 Pablo Casals Award, Manhattan School of Music
- 2008 Women’s Conducting Grant, League of American Orchestras
- 2007              “Banda de Honor”, FESNOJIV (highest honor given to conductors by the Venezuelan System of Orchestras)
- 2007 Rising Star of the Year Award, New York Women’s Agenda
- 2007 Arts and Entertainment Award, 1010 Wins “Tomorrow’s Newsmakers”
- 2007 Taki Concordia Fellowship for Conductors Honorable Mention Award
- 2006 Gabe Wiener Merit Scholarship for an Outstanding Student, Manhattan School of Music
- 2006 Taki Concordia Fellowship for Conductors Honorable Mention Award
- 2005  “El Micrófono de Oro” Award, (Highest price given yearly from the Mexican Broadcasting Association)
- 2004 “Amigos de la Música de Cuernavaca” Award
- 2004-2005 Presser Merit Scholarship Award, Manhattan School of Music
- 2001-2005 Dean’s list, Manhattan School of Music

Conducting Workshops

- 2007 NAC Conductors Program, Pinchas Zuckerman and Ken Kiesler (Participant)
- 2006 NAC Conductors Program, Pinchas Zuckerman and Ken Kiesler (Participant)
- 2006 Conductor’s Retreat with Ken Kiesler (2001, 2003 and 2006)
- 2006 Kurt Masur Conducting Seminar MSM New York (Participant)
- 2006 Kenneth Kiesler Master Class Philharmonisches Kammerorchester Berlin, Gotha, Germany
- 2005 Cabrillo Festival Conducting Master Classes with Marin Alsop & Gustav Meier, Santa Cruz, CA
- 2004 Charles Dutoit Conducting Course, Buenos Aires Philharmonic at the Teatro Colón
- 2004 Kurt Masur Conducting Seminar MSM New York (Participant)
- 2004 C. W. Post Chamber Music Festival Conducting Seminar, Long Island
- 2003 Michael Tilson-Thomas Workshop “The Music of Aaron Copland” at Carnegie Hall

New Music Premiers

Conducting:

- 2009 Francisc Hime, Concerto for guitar and orchestra: World Premier Sao Paulo, Brazil
- 2008 Sánchez Ortíz, Ometeotl: World Premier: New York
- 2008 Works by Paul Brantley and Clarice Assad: New York
- 2007  Works by Martín Capella, Douglas Lora and Mark Bergman: New York
- 2006 Leonard Bernstein: Music from the film “West Side Story” – NY premier – Carnegie Hall
- 2006 Works by Eugenio Toussaint, Arturo Rodriguez, Paul Desenne, Pedro Da Silva, Joshua Feltman – New York
- 2005 Works by Mario Lavista, Enrico Chapela, Ernesto Villa-Lobos – New York
- 2004 Works by Timothy Hanson, Chistopher Fischer Lockhead – New York
- 2003 Works by Anthony Rosado and Vincent Raikhel – New York

Piano:

- 2000 Zachary Abramson: Ten Preludes for solo piano MSM

Competitions

- 2008  Conductors’ Competition Sir Georg Solti
- 2007 2nd Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition: (one of 14 selected out of 250 competitors)
- 2004  Segundo Premio Eduardo Mata: (one of 12 selected participants)

Piano Solo Recitals

- 2005     Anfiteátro Bolívar. Mexico City
- 2004     Hacienda de Cortéz. Cuernavaca, Mexico
- 2004     Casa del Lago. Mexico City
- 2003     Hubbard Hall. New York City, USA
- 2001     Stowe Community Church. Vermont, USA
- 2000     Sala Manuel M. Ponce. Mexico City
- 1997     Sala Venustiano Carranza. Mexico City

Concerto appearances as soloist:

- 2005     New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, New York: Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A k 488 (played and conducted)
- 2002     Susquehanna University Orchestra, Pennsylvania: Gershwin’s Concerto in F

Press Awards and Special Features

-2014 “Artist of the year” – Gente MGM
-2013 213,000 Followers on twitter
- 2011 80,000 Followers on twitter
- 2011 Twitter Mexico Trending Topic – July 2nd, Travieso Carmesí
- 2010 Twitter World Trending Topic – September 16th, Mexico’s Bicentennial Celebration
- 2010 “NYC Women, Make it here, Make it Happen”, Mayor Bloomberg’s NYC Commission on Women’s Issues
- 2010 “Los más poderosos del 2010” (Most powerful people in 2010), Poder 360 Magazine
- 2010 Conducting 101 Presentation for Boardmembers and Young Patron’s at Lincoln Center
- 2009 15 “Mujeres pisando Fuerte” (“15 Women walking tall”), Elle Magazine
- 2009 “50 Personajes que mueven a México” (“50 people who move Mexico”), Quién Magazine
- 2009 Conducting 101 Presentation for Young Patron’s at Lincoln Center
- 2008 “20 Under 40″, Poder Magazine
- 2007  “Chilanga” of the Year, Revista Chilango

Significant Collaborations

- Placido Domingo: Puerto Rico 2011, Auditorio Nacional Mexico 2011, Washington National Opera 2010
- Joshua Bell: Boca Raton 2009, Napa Valley 2010
- Bajo Fondo: Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles 2010
- Nicolai Lugansky: Orchestre de Paris, 2013
- Pinchas Zuckerman: Festival del Sole, Napa Valley, 2014.