Alondra de la Parra (born October 31, 1980) is the founder and artistic director of the New York-based Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, an orchestra that promotes young soloists and composers from the Americas. Raised in Mexico City, Alondra began her piano studies at age 7 and the cello at age 13. During adolescence she discovered her passion for conducting and at the age of 16 moved to London to study music at the St. Leonard’s Mayfield School. Alondra was awarded the Presser Scholarship at Manhattan School of Music and in the year 2000 at age 19, moved to New York City to study Piano and conducting, obtaining a BM in Piano Performance under the direction of Jeffrey Cohen.
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