From Orchestra to Big Band: Jazz with Our Young Leaders

Courtesy of our generous donors and friends at Ronnie Scott's Charitable Foundation, British jazz great Pete Long got our Young Leaders to put down their music, be a Big Band and try out some improvisation.  Shouting out for women in jazz, Pete asked the girls to step up - well done in particular to Habeba, Janaya

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A dream team of teachers and mentors

Our dream team of teachers and mentors did an outstanding job inspiring, guiding, learning and leading by example. This year’s teaching team hold posts at, have recently graduated from or perform with the following impressive organisations and institutions: Orquestra Geração (Sistema Portugal) (5 people) Royal Academy of Music (4) Birmingham Conservatoire (4) Chineke! Foundation (3) El

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Music to inspire and empower the Sistema England Young Leaders

The Young Leaders Orchestra focused on four pieces during the Sistema England camp at Shrewsbury School in August 2016. We wanted repertoire that, first and foremost, the musicians would love, and secondly that would serve as ‘musical passports’, enabling the Young Leaders to transport themselves and their audiences to different countries, cultures, eras and new

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Developing young leadership

Alongside ambitious music-making, the Young Leaders programme aims to help participants explore how they can develop leadership qualities and other transferable skills.  The following aspects from the 2016 Young Leaders Camp give a feel for how we want the programme to evolve. Peer teaching - We delegated to the more seasoned Young Leaders the task of teaching a piece of music

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Sistema England Young Leaders expand forces to 60

‘An orchestra is one family, one person almost, with all these different sections – the brain, the lungs, the skin, that brings a human together – that’s the orchestra.' Daniel, The Nucleo Project, Young Leader 60 young musicians from Sistema programmes in Liverpool, London, Newcastle, Norwich and Telford will gather in August 2016 at Shrewsbury School for the

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“We need to practise more than just once a year”

Members of the Sistema England Young Leaders Orchestra have sent us feedback about their one-day residency at London's Southbank Centre. Sistema England's Young Leaders Programme was launched in October 2015 with a five-day residential camp at Overstrand Hall in Norfolk, with 35 children and young people from In Harmony Lambeth, In Harmony Liverpool, Sistema in Norwich and

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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

Young Leaders Orchestra will perform at Southbank Centre

5:00pm (whole performance approx. 60 mins) Clore Ballroom Southbank Centre, London FREE Following the Sistema England Young Leaders residency in October 2015, young musicians from In Harmony Lambeth, In Harmony Liverpool, Sistema in Norwich and The Nucleo Project will come together again at Southbank Centre in London on Saturday, 16 January 2016, for a day