A day of music and young leadership at the Southbank Centre

The 46 members of the Sistema England Young Leaders Orchestra gathered on 16 January at the Southbank Centre, for a day of discussion, rehearsal and performance in celebration of the residency of Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. See below a selection of photos of the day, taken for Sistema England

Musicians from Orquestra Geração and Chineke! join Young Leaders Programme

Teachers and mentors from the new Chineke! orchestra and from Portugal’s Orquestra Geração will join Venezuelan conductor Félix Briceño and young musicians and staff from In Harmony Lambeth, In Harmony Liverpool, Sistema in Norwich and The Nucleo Project for a week of inspiring music making in Sistema England's Young Leaders Programme. Guest consultant is Chi-chi

Young musicians from across England build a Sistema Orchestra in a week

Thirty-six talented and committed young musicians from Sistema programmes in England will come together in October to build an orchestra in a week. This year In Harmony Lambeth, In Harmony Liverpool, Sistema in Norwich and The Nucleo Project will send some of their most experienced musicians to pursue musical excellence together. “With our Young Leaders

Ronnie Scott’s jazz club announces musical instrument amnesty for Sistema programmes

Ronnie Scott’s, the legendary jazz club in London’s Soho, has today announced a musical instrument amnesty that will benefit Sistema-inspired programmes in England. Sistema England is proud to be one of two charities being supported by the Ronnie Scott's instrument amnesty, alongside Music Fund, an important humanitarian project that supports musicians and music schools in

El Sistema teachers shared notes in London, Liverpool and Norwich

In April and May this year, the teachers and young musicians of In Harmony Lambeth, In Harmony Liverpool, Sistema in Norwich and The Nucleo Project welcomed two teachers from Venezuela’s El Sistema, violinist Ron Alvarez and conductor Félix Briceño, to work with them for two weeks each. The exchange was part of the Sharing Notes project led by

El Sistema teachers join forces with young musicians in Liverpool, London and Norwich

‘We might need to pay for extra baggage for our flight to England,’ jokes Ron Alvarez. ‘I’m bringing a violin, lots of music scores and all the passion, energy, curiosity and positive energy that I can carry!’ Ron is one of two teachers from Venezuela’s El Sistema who will work with four Sistema-inspired programmes across

Fiona Cunningham to lead Sistema England

Sistema England is delighted to announce the appointment of Fiona Cunningham as the charity’s Managing Director. Fiona will lead on the charity’s strategic remit and activity, as it enters a new phase of development. Julian Lloyd Webber, founder and chairman of Sistema England, said: "Fiona is joining us to help us achieve our ambitions for

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