Alondra de la Parra, renowned conductor from Mexico, invites viewers behind the scenes of the music world as she speaks with distinguished musicians from around the world. A conductor on the road: on stage, backstage and during her free time. Alondra de la Parra is both reporter and protagonist in DW's unique new series "Musica Maestra."
She appears in 26 web-videos and six television shows. The web-videos are published on DW's English and Spanish Facebook pages, DW Culture and DW Español. Starting in October 2017, the project was broadcast on DW's television programs, both in English and Spanish.
A Reunion in Paris
For #MusicaMaestra we follow Alondra de la Parra on her musical journey. Today, she jams with the Ensemble Recoveco in Paris.
My Home is your Home
Are good musicians also good cooks? Join Alondra de la Parra as she is invited by Ensemble Recoveco to their home in Paris in this episode of #MusicaMaestra and learn with her how to prepare a typical Venezuelan specialty!
The Challenge of Simplicity
Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra performs a concert in Zurich with young Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki and interviews him along the way for #MusicaMaestra.
A Pretty Normal Guy
In this second part of her interview with the young Canadian star pianist Jan Lisiecki for #MusicaMaestra, Alondra de la Parra discusses with him his future plans, as well as their passion for travel and music.
Learning from the Best
A true #MusicaMaestra never stops learning: During a break in their rehearsal, Alondra de la Parra takes a drum lesson from Benjamin Forster, solo timpanist of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.
A Fun Rehearsal
#MusicaMaestra goes Japan: During a rehearsal at the Ishikawa Ongakudo Concert Hall in Kanazawa, Alondra de la Parra finds a fun way to explain the musicians the difference between the woodwinds and the brass instruments...
Bar Talk with Gautier Capuçon
A glass of wine with #MusicaMaestra: After a concert by the Bamberg Symphony, Alondra de la Parra found time for an interview with French star cellist Gautier Capuçon.
Reporters ask, and #musicamaestra answers. Alondra de la Parra gave an interview at a Bamberg radio station and talked about how a good conductor learns to multitask.
How did Mozart come to include Hungarian folk music in his compositions? After a rehearsal with the Concerto Budapest Symphonic Orchestra, #musicamaestra Alondra de la Parra asks an expert: Hungarian violinist Barnabás Kelemen!
In an interview with Alondra de la Parra, Chinese pianist Zhang Zuo - Zee Zee talks about what it takes to impress a #musicamaestra!
Scenes of a Rehearsal
The personal style of a #musicamaestra: a peek behind the scenes of Alondra de la Parra‘s first rehearsals with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane/Australia.
Marimba Marvel Alondra
#musicamaestra takes a lesson in playing marimba. Percussion soloists Johan Bridger and Patrick Raab are teaching Alondra de la Parra to play before her concert with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Stockholm.
Mexican Music in Monaco
#musicamaestra in Monaco: Alondra de la Parra improvises with the Brazilians Yamandu Costa (guitar) and Ernesto Fagundes (drum) on the hotel balcony before their concert with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo.
The Drum of Monte Carlo
Alondra de la Parra introduces the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra to folk music from Mexico – home of the #musicamaestra!
A Conductor’s Life
A day in the life of a #musicamaestra: in Monte Carlo, Alondra de la Parra has a tight schedule ahead!
Music for Everyone
Big dimensions, even for a #musicamaestra: In Queretaro, Mexico, Alondra de la Parra is giving a concert in front of live audience of 40,000 people!
Two Mexican Souls
Alondra de la Parra meets a good friend – Chilean-Mexican pop star Natalia Lafourcade. Together they perform in front of thousands of fans!
Musica Maestra in Brisbane
In Brisbane, Alondra de la Parra and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra welcome a guest from Germany: Edicson Ruiz, the bass soloist of the Berliner Philharmoniker!
You have to hear it to believe it! Olivia Chindamo is using her voice like an instrument. Alondra de la Parra and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra have performed with the Australian scat singer in Brisbane.
The Last Dance
The grande finale of a fantastic career: In Brisbane, Alondra de la Parra conducts the last performance of Spanish dancer Zenaida Yanowsky, long time principal of the Royal Opera House ballet!
A Ballet Lesson for Alondra
Alondra de la Parra is learning how to dance ballet. Zenaida Yanowsky, principal dancer of the Royal Opera House ballet in London, is giving her a professional lesson. It won't be easy for the #MusicaMaestra!
He’s One of a Kind
He is just 16 years old and plays concerts all over the world: In Brisbane, Alondra de la Parra performs with the young Russian pianist Alexander Malofeev and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra!
A Different Take on Tango
Tango like you never heard before - Alondra de la Parra performs with the Argentinian piano duo Sergio Tiempo and Karin Lechner Féderico Jusid's Tango Rhapsody!
Alondra at the Elbphilharmonie
Mexican star conductor Alondra de la Parra and the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg - a perfect combination!
Architecture Becomes Music
What makes the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg concert hall so special? Mexican star conductor Alondra de la Parra has the answer!
A true #musicamaestra never stops: timpani, ballet dancing or marimba - Alondra de la Parra always wants to learn from the best!