Álvaro Parra | Picture: Stefan Höderath



Born in Concepción, Chile
Member since 27.08.2013


Álvaro Parra grew up in a musical family. His earliest childhood memories include public concert performances by his parents, both pianists, and chamber music rehearsals at home. At the age of six, the only thing he wanted for Christmas was a violin and he knew quite early on that he wanted to be a violinist. To achieve this goal, the Chilean studied at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin from 1996 to 2001 with Stephan Picard and Michael Mücke. He also attended master classes with Christoph Poppen, Mauricio Fuks, Roman Nodel and Harald Schoneweg. This was followed by fellowships at the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (2001/2002) and at the Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker (2002-2004), where he was a student of Tōru Yasunaga and Thomas Timm.

From 2005 to 2008, he taught in his home country as a professor of violin at the Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago de Chile before joining the 1st violins of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin. Álvaro Parra bridges the gap between South America and Germany mainly as a soloist and chamber musician. There, he has given concerts with, including others, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Concepción. In Germany, he has already been a chamber music partner to artists such as Lars Vogt and Julia Fischer. In his free time, he likes to play songs from his homeland on the guitar.


Premio Victor Tevah 2007

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