Category Archives: JosŽ Antonio Abreu

Music Breaks the Chains

An estimated 168 million children are still in child labour around the world today, according to the International Labour Office (ILO). One of the best ways to break those chains is to empower children, as José Antonio Abreu, 2001 Right Livelihood Award Laureate and founder of El Sistema, has demonstrated. Since 1975, Venezuela’s National System […]

JosŽ Antonio Abreu (Venezuela, RLA 2001)

The Simón Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, established by José Antonio Abreu in 1975 to support disadvantaged children, was in residency at the Lucerne Easter Festival, conducted by Claudio Abbado. The Orchestra will tour Europe this summer, giving concerts in Gothenburg and Stockholm and other cities. Learn more