We are excited to be seeing our team of young musicians becoming stronger, and proud to be witnessing our Larnaca nucleo growing further with the addition of lessons for wind instruments. Key for this heart-(and ear-)warming development has been our major sponsor for Larnaca, XM Trading Point Holdings Ltd. We extend our gratitude, our young musicians’ smiles, and many melodies and harmonics to the company for helping us in making this happen!
The amphitheatre of Skali Aglantzias echoed in rhythms of love hope and solidarity!
With the hopeful message ‘Hope Lives on’, Sistema Cyprus returned with another concert which was held on Saturday 19th September 18:00 at Skali Amphitheatre in Aglantzia.
In a sold-out amphitheatre, taking care of all the measures of social distancing and measures regarding the safety and health protocol, the Orchestra and Choir of Sistema Cyprus Nicosia and Larnaka performed under the artistic direction of Santiago Ossa Alzate and Loukia Lazarou
The amphitheatre echoed with the most delightful music played by the incredible skills of the young musicians of Sistema Cyprus, the whole experience conveyed messages of love, joy, hope and solidarity to the audience. Something much needed for the difficult times we live in!
The night was also special for the group of Larnaca which performed with their cajons for the last time, thus saying goodbye to the set of percussions, in order to welcome their new wind instruments, thus creating their own wind orchestra.
Surprises were not missing from the unique concert of Sistema Cyprus ‘Hope Lives on’, as young Louis with his baton took the chance to direct the string orchestra of Sistema Cyprus and fired the enthusiasm of the audience with his talent and sauciness!
Gold Sponsor: Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth
Supporters: Larnaca Cultural Foundation, Nicosia Municipality, Nicosia Municipal Multifunctional Center and Intercity Buses
Media Sponsor: RIK
Photos: Yiannos Christou
On Friday the 21st of August, 2020, the Executive Director and co-founder of Sistema Cyprus, our very own Nikoletta Polydorou was honoured by Her Majesty Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II.
Her Majesty the Queen, as head of the Commonwealth, has recognized Nikoletta, representing Cyprus, as the 153rd Commonwealth Points of Light recipient in honour of her exceptional voluntary service supporting marginalized children and young people through music education and the work of Sistema Cyprus.
Thank you to the UK in Cyprus - British High Commission Nicosia for hosting us today for a day we will never forget! So proud!
Photo credits: Leda Ayiomamiti
Read more about the award here: https://www.pointsoflight.gov.uk/sistema-cyprus/
We are proud to announce the signing of an Interinstitutional Agreement of Cooperation between Sistema Cyprus and El Sistema. José Antonio Abreu founded El Sistema in 1975 to help Venezuelan kids learn to play musical instruments and be part of an orchestra. Because of his vision, programmes have been established around the world, following the principles of El Sistema, engaging millions of children.
As Sistema Cyprus, we are so honoured to be given the opportunity to learn from the organisation which has brought about a global social music revolution. This collaboration will include actions such as an exchange programme between artistic directors and teaching artists, academic training, workshops and masterclasses.
During an online meeting, the agreement was signed by Nikoletta Polydorou, Executive Director of Sistema Cyprus, Eduardo Méndez, Executive Director of El Sistema and Eduardo Martuet, Artistic Director of MISO.
Learn more about the values of El Sistema in this Ted Price Talk, by Maestro Abreu himself:
"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