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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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.

Sistema Cyprus is growing!

The socio-musical programme Sistema Cyprus is excited to announce the completion of a life-time dream and the beginning of a new chapter in its efforts to bring social change through music. The organisation is finally getting its own permanent home, just off Ledras Street, in the centre of old Nicosia.

Furthermore, the programme is expanding its activities with the operation of a second string and percussion orchestra in September 2022.

This dream will come true thanks to Mohari Hospitality, a global hospitality and real estate investment company that operates in Cyprus, Canada, Costa Rica, Spain, and the United States.

Mohari Hospitality recognized the positive impact that the programme has on young people of Cyprus. Thanks to their support Sistema Cyprus will have a permanent home, its own facilities and will be able to create a second orchestra.

Sistema Cyprus welcomes Mohari Hospitality to its family and is looking forward to a prosperous collaboration that will bring joy and smiles to many children! 

Sistema Cyprus Concert Through Music we Become

Sistema Cyprus at the ODE Residency, Philarmonie de Paris

We are extremely proud to share that four of our young musicians had the honour to participate in ODE – Orchestre Démos Europe initiative, a collaboration between the Sistema Europe Association (which Sistema Cyprus is a member of) and ODE.

This took place in the last week of February, 2022 at the Philharmonie de Paris.

The project involved young instrumentalists from 15 Sistema Europe programmes, meeting their peers to form a unique 120-member youth orchestra of socially oriented projects from all EU countries.

They performed on Saturday, 26 February 2022 at the Grande Salle Pierre Boulez at the occasion of France’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The concert was streamed live via ARTE Concert and Philharmonie Live, with Corinna Niemeyer and Aurélien Azan Zielinski conducting the orchestra in a programme including Mussorgsky, Grieg and Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” as signature piece.    

Photo credits: Sistema Europe

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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