2009 TED Prize winner: Jose Antonio Abreu

“The world was suffering a huge spiritual crsis, not an economic or a social crisis, but a spritual one. I believe that to confront that crisis, only art and  religion can give proper answers to humanity, to mankind’s deepest aspirations, and to the historic demands of our times”

Jose Antonio Abreu is the charismatic founder of a youth orchestra system that has transformed thousands of kids’ lives in Venezuela. Here he shares his amazing story and unveils a TED Prize wish that could have a big impact in the US and beyond.

2009 TED Prize winner: Jose Antonio Abreu


Gustavo Dudamel and the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra



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