• Sat. 12.03.
  • 8.00 p.m.
  • Stuttgart
    ·Liederhalle

Works by Ginastera, Sibelius and Dvořák

Programme

    • Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)
    • Variaciones concertantes
    • Jean Sibelius (1865–1957)
    • Violin concerto in D minor op. 47
    • Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904)
    • Symphony No. 7 in D minor op. 70

Conductor

Alondra de la Parra

The Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra owes her international breakthrough to her rousing concerts and her commitment to music by Latin American composers. She is the official cultural ambassador of her homeland Mexico and to date has conducted over one hundred of the world’s most renowned orchestras, including the Orchestre de Paris, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphoniker and the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Between 2017 and 2019, Alondra de la Parra was also General Music Director of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, making her the first ever female chief conductor of an Australian orchestra.

She became known to a wide audience due to her many live concert broadcasts and appearances, in particular through the web and television editions of the Deutsche Welle’s ›Musica Maestra‹ in which Alondra de la Parra was not only a protagonist but also appeared as the reporter. In the 2019/20 season, the concert she conducted in the Frauenkirche with the Staatskapelle Dresden was broadcast on ZDF, as indeed was her celebrated return to the Orchestre de Paris, which was broadcast live on ARTE. Further highlights of the last season include a world premiere of the new production about Carlus Padrissa – T.H.A.M.O.S. – at the Salzburg Mozart Week, together with the Camerata Salzburg and the Catalan theatre group La Fura dels Baus, as well as her debut at the Easter Festival in Aix-ex-Provence.

This artist has enjoyed a close and regular working relationship with the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen for many years.

Violin

María Dueñas

The violinist María Dueñas enchants her audience with the breathtaking variety of colours she elicits from her instrument, her technical ability, her artistic maturity and her bold interpretations. She studies with the world-renowned violin teacher Boris Kuschnir at the College of Music and Performing Arts in her adopted home of Vienna. Born in Granada in 2002, she began taking lessons at the conservatory in her home town at the age of seven. A scholarship abroad took her to Dresden for two years in 2014, where she attracted the attention of conductor Marek Janowski, at whose invitation she later made her debut as soloist with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

After a series of first prizes at prestigious international competitions, María Dueñas caused a sensation in 2021, particularly at the Menuhin Violin Competition, where she won both first prize and the audience prize. This versatile musician, who is also a passionate composer, is now in worldwide demand and has already performed with many major orchestras. She has worked closely with conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Yannick Nézèt-Séguin and Manfred Honeck.  As an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, she released her first album – Beethoven and Beyond – with Manfred Honeck and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in May 2023. The centrepiece of the recording is the Beethoven Violin Concerto with her own cadenzas.

María Dueñas plays the 17?4 Nicolò Gagliano violin, on loan from the German Foundation for Musical Life, and the 1710 Stradivarius “Camposelice”, on loan to her from the Nippon Music Foundation.

Conductor

Alondra de la Parra

The Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra owes her international breakthrough to her rousing concerts and her commitment to music by Latin American composers. She is the official cultural ambassador of her homeland Mexico and to date has conducted over one hundred of the world’s most renowned orchestras, including the Orchestre de Paris, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphoniker and the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Between 2017 and 2019, Alondra de la Parra was also General Music Director of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, making her the first ever female chief conductor of an Australian orchestra.

She became known to a wide audience due to her many live concert broadcasts and appearances, in particular through the web and television editions of the Deutsche Welle’s ›Musica Maestra‹ in which Alondra de la Parra was not only a protagonist but also appeared as the reporter. In the 2019/20 season, the concert she conducted in the Frauenkirche with the Staatskapelle Dresden was broadcast on ZDF, as indeed was her celebrated return to the Orchestre de Paris, which was broadcast live on ARTE. Further highlights of the last season include a world premiere of the new production about Carlus Padrissa – T.H.A.M.O.S. – at the Salzburg Mozart Week, together with the Camerata Salzburg and the Catalan theatre group La Fura dels Baus, as well as her debut at the Easter Festival in Aix-ex-Provence.

This artist has enjoyed a close and regular working relationship with the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen for many years.