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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.