A true Musica Maestra 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.
Can you hear that? It's the sound of DW Classical Music, Deutsche Welle's newest YouTube Channel. From behind-the-scenes encounters to captivating concerts, it offers both fans and newbies fresh insight into the genre.
A new documentary on DW follows the charismatic young Mexican maestra over 14 months as she conducts on three continents. As she tells DW, the sheer fact that she is a female conductor is still fascinating to many.
"La Maestra: Alondra de la Parra" provides a dynamic and personal portrait of a Mexican maestra in the midst of a career upswing. Her kinetic energy and charisma seem like a force of nature.
Alondra de la Parra is one of the new stars of classical music. She has conducted more than 100 orchestras in 20 countries, breaking the glass ceiling in a male-dominated profession.
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