About Us

Sistema Cyprus is an El Sistema- inspired social-music orchestra programme established in 2017. Sistema Cyprus offers music education to the children and young people of Cyprus, including migrants, refugees and children and young people with fewer opportunities, and ensures that these groups are respected, recognised, and included in the society.

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Upcoming Events 

Rhapsody Unleashed
Get ready to ROCK! 🤘
On Tuesday, July 2, 2024, Sistema Cyprus is back and ready to rock with you, with innovative orchestral and choral arrangements, at the Nicosia Municipal Theater at 7:00 pm. along with 250 children on stage! Sistema Cyprus and its 3 orchestras, in collaboration with the Children’s Choir of Anthi Papafilippou and the Children’s Choir of the Municipality of Nicosia, professional musicians, composers, singers and a wonderful rock band, will present on stage music from Greek and foreign repertoire of rock, under the direction of the conductor Santiago Ossa Alzate.
The orchestras will present repertoire by Vassilis Papakonstantinou, Epica, Queen, John Lenon, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, as well as new compositions by Avraam Kontos, such as Phoenix’s Thrive, which was composed by him inspired by the children of Sistema Cyprus.
So we warm heartedly invite you to the ‘Rhapsody Unleashed’ concert for a unique rock journey!


European Solidarity Corps Project ‘Agents of Change’!

Call for Violin Teaching Artist & Clarinet Teaching Artist


Sistema Cyprus is looking for a passionate Violin Teaching Artist for Nicosia and a passionate Clarinet Teaching Artist for Larnaca. The Teaching Artists will have to teach our young students and be able to match our ambition with experience, drive and commitment, and play a significant role in developing holistic and transformational changes for our communities involved.

Is that you? Learn more and apply for the 2 open positions by clicking the link below! 

European Solidarity Corps Project ‘Agents of Change’!

European Solidarity Corps Project ‘Agents of Change’!

We welcome to our musical family Iris from Austria, João from Portugal, Armando from Croatia, and Thekla and Elina from Cyprus. These 5 young people will be with us for the next year through the European Solidarity Corps Project ‘Agents of Change’.
📸 Here with our Artistic Director Santiago Ossa Alzate and their Project Manager, Loukia Lazarou.
The European Solidarity Corps is a new EU initiative which creates opportunities for young people aged 18-30 to volunteer on projects in their own country or abroad, in aid of communities and people all over Europe.
The Youth Board of Cyprus is the National Agency for managing the European Solidarity Corps in Cyprus. Οργανισμός Νεολαίας Κύπρου / Youth Board of Cyprus

New home, new Orchestra, new beginnings, September 2023

Check out our YouTube Channel for music magic!

In case you missed our recent concert, cannot wait for the next one, or you simply want to learn more about our programme, don’t wait, visit our YouTube Channel! 

With many moments from concerts caught on camera, our digital concerts but also many mini documentaries about our work and projects. 

Have you got any unused music instruments? Donate them to the children of Sistema Cyprus!

As Sistema Cyprus prepares for the launch of its second orchestra in September 2022, it also collects musical instruments for the needs of the program. Help us offer to every child embarking upon their musical journey with Sistema Cyprus, their own musical instrument.

For more information call 99902552.

Support us on the GlobalGiving Crowdfunding campaign

We’re pleased to announce that we’re now recognized partners of @globalgiving ! 🙌Thanks to you we raised $5,008 on @GlobalGiving, exceeding our Accelerator campaign goal! Find out more about this in our news section. 

Check out our project and make a donation below! 

WATCH NOW: World Music Choir Workshops for children: M.U.S.E. – Music Unites through Social Equity

Between October and December 2021 Sistema Cyprus engaged more than 200 children in World Music Choir Workshops from 4 different Choirs. On December 12th 2021 the children participated virtually in the ‘Music Unites’ concert along with the Sistema Cyprus String Orchestra. Enjoy some moments caught on camera from this project!

The workshops took place in the context of the project M.U.S.E. – Music Unites through Social Equity, co-funded by the European Union (project number: EAC-2020-0727).

Camera work: Christos Ayiomamitis, Leda Ayiomamiti and Kyriacos Kyriacou

Editing: Leda Ayiomamiti 


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II  joined a video call this week with Nikoletta Polydorou and Sistema Cyprus, to celebrate Nikoletta’s win of the Commonwealth Points of Light award and the importance of volunteers across the Commonwealth. The call included The Queen’s first ever virtual musical performance and virtual tour.

Footage Copyright: Buckingham Palace


"Let us reveal to our children the beauty of music, and music shall reveal to our children the beauty of life" - José Antonio Abreu, Founder of El SIstema 

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