Press Release: Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra 2018 comes to England

22 June 2018 In partnership with Sistema England, Sistema Europe’s annual Summer Residency comes to London and Birmingham for a celebration of social action through music. The 2018 Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra Summer Residency features over 200 young musicians from across Europe, the inspiration of Sistema England’s Young Leaders Programme, guest artists Nicola Benedetti, Sascha

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José Antonio Abreu, Founder of El Sistema and Titan of Music Education

Sistema England extends its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of José Antonio Abreu, visionary founder of the National System of Orchestras and Youth and Children's Choirs of Venezuela, known worldwide as El Sistema. Thanks to his incredible global legacy, Sistema-inspired programmes in England engage thousands of children and their communities through music. ‘It

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How can we create music so powerful it influences change??

Our Golden Thread for this year's Young Leaders Camp is 'Music so Powerful it Influences Change' We've been exploring this idea in a myriad of different ways throughout the camp; by supporting leadership in our music sectionals, analysing video clips of both ourselves and others, by discussing what a powerful performance might look like and exploring how we can harness our

Day 3 of Young Leaders Camp – Power [with Kieran, Eric and David]

This week our mantra is – ‘Making music so powerful, it influences change.’ Kieran (trumpet), Eric (bassoon) and David (double bass) have been chatting with us during our afternoon of games about what this means to them. How do we produce powerful Music? Kieran: 'Practising hard and making everyone else.... I don't know how to put it...' Eric: '...Like work

Melek joins us from our Welsh programme Codi’r To which translates as Raise the Roof. This is her first Sistema England Young Leaders Camp and we caught up with her on Thursday to find out more about her tuba playing back home in North Wales. Diolch yn fawr i Melek am siarad a ni!

  "Hi I’m Melek and I’m 11 years old and I live in Bangor which is in North Wales. When we were all in year 3 we had try outs of lots of different instruments and we were asked which instrument we wanted to play. I really wanted to play the tuba so I got

Day 1 of Young Leaders Camp – Making [with Jess, Elhana, Courtney and Kayleigh]

This week our mantra is - 'Making music so powerful, it influences change.' Each day we will be picking apart the elements of the sentence and truly exploring what this means! Jess, [Cello], Elhana, [Viola], Kayleigh [Cello] and Courtney [Violin] from Norwich Sistema have been chatting with Kaisle during their lunch break, and also have taken some funny pictures