“I just want to make music with people who want to make music as much as I do; who cannot find anything more important than the moment that they are in, when they are making music.” —Alondra de la Parra
Mexican American maestra Alondra de la Parra has spent her entire life breaking down barriers. Appointed in 2017 as the first-ever music director and female conductor of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (Brisbane, Australia), the journey that led her to that point charts the rise of an incredible musician of indefatigable determination, remarkable creativity, and out-of-the-box thinking on the relationship between identity, culture, and classical music. As she puts it, “I am a woman, I am a Mexican, but that is just part of the many ingredients that make me who I am. We bring to the podium everything that one is. One can only be who one is and nothing else, it’s the experiences of your life that you share with others.” Join the maestra on her journey in this captivating documentary film by Christian Berger!
Photo: Alondra de la Parra © Felix Broede
Orchestre National d'Île-de-France
A documentary on female conductors
Europakonzert 2005, Budapest