Young leaders from Sistema programmes created their own orchestra in a week ‘It’s been an amazing week and a week that I will never forget… I can’t wait until next year’. Kayleigh (12, cello, Norwich). 'This is your orchestra. It is up to you to lead on how it sounds, what it looks like and whether it continues to exist,' said Fiona Cunningham, CEO of Sistema

Midweek report: Sistema England Young Leaders Programme

The first half of the week of the Sistema England Young Leaders Programme is proof that working hard and having fun are entirely compatible. Young musicians from In Harmony Lambeth, In Harmony Liverpool, Sistema in Norwich and The Nucleo Project have gathered at Kingswood’s Overstrand Hall. 'It’s been really difficult but good at the same

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

A life-changing experience in Sweden for young musicians from Telford and Norwich

'These kids have matured by three years in one week,' said one of the teachers as we walked through Gothenburg. That really is the best description of the effect that the trip to Sweden has had on this group of young musicians from In Harmony Telford and Sistema in Norwich. They arrived on the 14th of June, clearly excited but

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

Photos and video: Sistema Sounds!

20 music teachers and performers got together at Wheatsheaf Hall, home of In Harmony Lambeth, to play Venezuelan music. Sistema Sounds!, organised by Sistema England, was a rehearsal/workshop led by El Sistema teachers Félix Briceño (conductor) and Ron Alvarez (violin). At the end of the event, young musicians from The Nucleo Project joined in for a performance of