How is this miracle happening?
Thanks to Sinfonía por el Perú, the social project I founded in 2011 inspired in El Sistema in Venezuela, which currently caters more than 7000 children in 20 musical centers nationwide.
In these centers children play and sing in orchestras and choirs, where they interact and develop a high self-esteem, and a set of values, habits and attitudes, which transform them.
By playing music, these children are enriched, they feel valued and appreciated, they don't feel poor anymore. Now, they can face the world in a different way and think that nothing can stop their dreams.
Sinfonia por el Perú reminds me every day of how music has changed not only my life, but also the lives of thousands of children, offering them a new future full of hope.
Sinfonia por el Peru made a serious effort to measure the project's real impact by means of a through investigation about the participants and their surroundings: children taking part in Sinfonia show more self-esteem and creativity, they perform better in school and show greater determination in carrying out their tasks. On the other hand, children's verbal and physical aggression towards other diminish and conviviality at a family level is greatly improved.
These results fill us with pride and encourage us to go forward. We are very thankful to all people and institution world-wide who support in us in this dream, to continue changing the lives of more and more children and their families, singing together a Sinfonia por el Peru!
Solidarity Concert in Lima
On 1st July 2017, more than 400 members of Sinfonía por el Perú's Orchestra and Chorus accompanied Juan Diego Flórez on a solidarity concert to benefit the victims of "El Niño" phenomenon. It demonstrated how "culture serves not only as a powerful tool for progress, but also to help in times of crisis", stated Juan Diego Flórez.
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