Introducing the 2021 World Ensemble Ambassadors

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Introducing the 2021 World Ensemble Ambassadors

01-06-2021

The World Ensemble Ambassadors are a group of youth musicians representing different Sistema-based programs around the globe. We are pleased to announce the third cohort of Ambassadors, who hail from eight countries and nine programs.

Amira Axelle Miel, Philippines (Program Manager)

Program: Tintay String Ensemble

Began 2019

Instrument: violin

Favorite piece to play: “Symphonie Espagnole” by Edouard Lalo

Stephen Ongoma, Kenya

Program: Ghetto Classics

Began 2019

Instrument: violin

Favorite piece to play: “Meditation from Thaïs” by Jules Massenet

Mary NakacwaUganda 

Program: Architects of Music

Began 2020 

Instrument: Bowharp 

Favorite piece to play: “Ruhangi Shitwe” by Twesigye Francis

Melis ErselcanTurkey 

Program: Baris Icin Muzik

Began 2021 

Instrument: violin 

Favorite piece to play: “Act. 1: Dance of The Knights” from Romeo and Juliet Op. 64 by Sergei Prokofiev 

Matthew JonesU.K.  

Program: Orchestras for All 

Began 2020 

Instrument: flute 

Favorite piece to play: “Fantaisie” by George Hue 

Helen FaucherCanada  

Program: Moncton Youth Orchestra

Began 2021 

Instrument: violin 

Favorite piece to play: “Preludium and Allegro” by Fritz Kreisler 

Hannah Christensen, U.S. 

Program: Sistema Utah

Began 2020 

Instrument: violin 

Favorite piece to play: “Allemande” from Violin Partita No. 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach 

Pedro RamosU.S. 

Program: Harmony Project 

Began 2020 

Instrument: French horn and trumpet 

Favorite piece to play: “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” by Richard Wagner 

Linet OthienoKenya  

Program: Ghetto Classics

Began 2019 

Instrument: violin 

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