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Ron Davis Alvarez, dirigent och konstnärlig ledare

Foto: Nicola Rocco

 “Ron Davis Alvarez is a man accustomed to making miracles” 
The New York Times

Selected, in 2017, as one of the world’s 50 best teachers by the Varkey Foundation, as part of the Global Teacher Prize, known as the Global Prize for teaching, Venezuelan Ron Davis Alvarez is specialized in training teachers for children and youth orchestras.

He has lectured conferences, master classes and workshops with an emphasis on social change through music with teachers from Venezuela,Sweden Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Mexico, United States, Greenland, United Kingdom, Denmark, Italy, Germany, France, Brussels, Croatia, Sweden, Finland, Cyprus, Turkey, Jordan, Kenya, South Korea, China and Greece.

In 2016, Ron Davis Alvarez created in Gothenburg, Sweden, Dream Orchestra with children and teens aged refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Palestine, Kurdistan, Albania, Angola, Eritrea and Somalia. This group is distinguished because its musicians have never played an instrument before. 

He founded in 2011 an orchestra located 700 kilometers away from the Arctic Circle at the Uummannaq Children’s House, in Greenland, run by Ann Andreasen. 

In September 2019, he shared the podium with maestro Gustavo Dudamel, conducting the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in celebration of World Children’s Foundation’s 20th anniversary, which was attended by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden

Ron Davis Alvarez is the conductor of National Youth Orchestra of El Sistema Sweden. He conducted side by side with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra and Gävle Symphony Orchestra. Ron Davis Alvarez is currently the Artistic Director of El Sistema Sweden foundation and founder of Dream Orchestra Association. Every year he conduct Side by Side music camp By El Sistema Sweden with more than 2,500 musicians in Goteborg.

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