Maestro José Antonio Abreu, founder of El Sistema, an outstanding personality who has succeeded in positively affecting lives of children not only in Venezuela but all over the world, died this Saturday, March 24 at the age of 79. Maestro Abreu has pioneered a novel methodology for music education for children. From the very beginning children work in an orchestra under the guidance of a conductor, their music training is very intense and free of charge for all children without exception. The Harmonie Foundation ranks among hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout the world that are inspired by the El Sistema project and which guarantee that the idea of this excellent musician shall live.
José Abreu: founder of the world renowned El Sistema project died Saturday 24 March. It is an honor for us to be a part of the El Sistema project! Thank you Mr. Abreu for your vision, enthusiasm and inspiration!