Biz news: Alondra quits agent

Biz news: Alondra quits agent


norman lebrecht

May 19, 2020

The Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra is never out of the news for very long, even during lockdown.

Formerly at the Queensland Symphony, now unattached, the maestra has just quit German boutique agency Tanja Dorn to join globalised IMG.

Dorn got her a huge media profile in Germany.

Where next?





  • Musician says:

    Hopefully nothing.She has absolutely nothing to contribute to music-absolutely nothing. It’s better if she recognized that her career was built on her families money and contacts and she stepped aside once an for all.

    • You take the high rd & she'll take the low says:

      And here’s proof of your assertion

      • Lamenter says:

        Well, it is a really good orchestra which plays the right notes in the right order and attempts to be expressive where possible, but despite their professionalism the result is a truly dull and dismal reading.

    • Germaine says:

      Absolutely nothing?
      I’m sorry that you’re a probably old, probably white person; but she brings more energy to classical music than you’re used to. Maybe you should open your ears to something new?… or is it because she is a woman moving in to kick the old guard in the pants!

      • Musician says:

        Germaine, to start off, I am not a old,white person. Rude of you to assume that. I am a young 20s orchestral musician.

        This women is not something new! I am welcoming of new condutors, men and women, who bring new ideas! But she has absolutely nothing, NOTHING to say.

        She was fired from conducting Magic Flute at the Staatsoper Berlin because her first few performances proved to be a disaster with both the musicians and the public! MAGIC FLUTE! This is a conductors bread and butter/Conducting 101. If a conductor cannot properly conduct a performance of Magic Flute, then they are not a conductor!

        Please look at the Eroica video, she does not even posses a basic conducting technique, let alone musical ideas. The orchestra is a loud group playing on auto-pilot completely ignoring whatever it is she is doing by waiving her arms around.

        It has absolutely nothing to do with the fact she is a woman! There are wonderful young women conductors whom I would much rather see be given a chance than de la Parra. Marie Jacquot and Joana Mallwitz zb.

        I don’t understand when we started accepting people who make faces when making music and supposedly show emotion (de la Parra, Lang Lang) and accepting this as new energy?!?

        If you want to see what a real musician and conductor with energy looks like, please look at Carlos Kleiber.

  • Tamino says:

    She should join a modelling agency, would be better suited to her profile and business potential.

  • Billy says:

    A phenomenal conductor ! One of the truly greats ! A future legend !

  • Jack says:

    “Dorn got her a huge media profile in Germany”

    And IMG will do the same for her around the world.

  • John Rook says:

    On your marks, get set…go!

  • Tom says:

    Blimey, desperate times for IMG with this signing.

  • this is the rotten vine .. says:

    Alondra quits conducting would be the kind of news ..

  • Alexander Tarak says:

    Everything I have seen or read about her suggests she is useless.

  • Enquiring Mind says:

    Hélène Barizet?

  • Old Man in the Midwest says:

    She’s hot. That is all that matters.

    The rest is just noise.