Ahead of the screening of a documentary profiling Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra, DW speaks to the star about working with a film-maker, the magic of live performance, and why she still fields questions that no male conductor would be asked.

A rising star in classical music, Alondra de la Parra has conducted more than 100 orchestras in 20 countries and is now music director of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane, Australia. For the documentary film La Maestra: Alondra de la Parra, the conductor allowed access to her private archive, giving a personal view of the life of a jet-setting young mother and podium star. DW's Rick Fulker spoke with the conductor ahead of the documentary's debut...Keep reading on DW