Our activities


El Sistema Greece Youth Orchestra (ESGYO)

was launched in November 2017. It is not just another youth orchestra. In fact, ESGYO is an educational orchestra offering a unique process of orchestral learning based on the El Sistema Venezuela teaching principles and practices. It is open to children and youth between 8-26 years old with or without experience playing in orchestras and music conservatoires.  

During the sectional and tutti rehearsals the members learn how to be part of an orchestra under the Conductor’s instructions. In the 2017/18 season, approximately 100 young musicians attended the ESGYO regularly. After a year’s work, exploration, prototyping and testing, and with the collaboration of outstanding teachers, musicians and conductors, we are excited to welcome Safira Antzus-Ramos, the new Principal Conductor / Artistic Director of ESGYO.

when we rehearse

Every Saturday Afternoon from 16.00 to 19.00


Malliaras School Erechthiou 6,
Alimos 174 55

Get directions


All the seats in our orchestra are now filled in but you can sign up for more updates when we announce our next open call for new members!

Have a look at our last performance


Our locations



Skaramakas Refugee Camp

Elaionas Refugee Camp

Kypselis 62

Malliaras School

Apostoli NGO in Moschato

 Ena Paidi ena kosmos- Rethymou 25 Patisia

Thessaloniki (coming soon)

Oynofita Refugee Camp (coming soon)

Elefsina Refugee Camp (coming soon)


Guest artists

Il Pomo d_Oro I.JPG

international artists

Joyce DiDonato

Il pomo d’oro

Simón Bolívar Trumpet Ensemble

Edgar Moreau

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, UNICEF Ambassador



Lourdes Sánchez (El Sistema Venezuela)

Ron Davis Álvarez (El Sistema Sweden)

Gerard Wirth (Vienna Boys Choir)

Sofi Jeannin (Maitrise de Radio France)

Micah Hendler (Jerusalem Youth Choir)

Musicians without Borders

Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris


Past achievements of our ESG Choir:

1 August 2017

  • concert at Odeon of Herodes Atticus with Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra

17 December 2017

  • concert with the Simon Bolivar Trumpet Ensemble at SNFCC

22 June 2018

  • concert with Joyce DiDonato and Il pomo d’oro at SNFCC

Watch our choir sing along the Simón Bolívar Trumpet Ensemble


Upcoming performances

Check this space for more info soon!