Ron Alvarez - Artistic Director of El Sistema Sweden & Dream Orchestra (Gothenburg)
Selected in 2017, as one of the world's 50 best teachers by the Varkey Foundation, as part of the Global Teacher Prize, Venezuelan Ron 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, 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.

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. In 2020 the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra hires Ron to conduct the Winter Youth Orchestra, which celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Ron Davis Alvarez is currently the Artistic Director of El Sistema Sweden and Artistic Director of Dream Orchestra Association. Every year he conducts Side by Side By El Sistema Sweden with more than 2000 kids and youth and one of the music director of Sportlove orchestra at Gothenburg symphony.

Member of the renowned musical and social programme, known as El Sistema, Alvarez was formed in Venezuela as a violinist, orchestra conductor, teacher and cultural manager. 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.

He supported as a mentor students from Pendo Amani organization, in Kenya; he also supported El Sistema Greece, which operates in the Skaramagas refugee camp and in the city of Athens; and a program in Lebanon, within a Palestinian refugee camp in the city of Sour.
 
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