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Project Director

Dr. Luis Dias is a physician, musician and founder of CPIF. In 2007, he began to wonder why India, with over a billion people, did not have the world standard in classical music that other, smaller countries seemed to have. Through sheer serendipity, that year at the BBC Proms, two unusual orchestras took centre stage and turned a passing thought into a passionate mission. The El Sistema Simón Bolívar orchestra (Venezuela) and Buskaid Soweto String Project Orchestra (South Africa) are both made up of underprivileged children. Their performances at the Royal Albert Hall that year were on par with any professional orchestra anywhere in the world. This inspired Dr. Dias to launch CPIF. If Venezuela & South Africa could do it, why not India?

Dr. Dias was invited to speak about Child’s Play at the INK Conference in December 2010. Click the image (or this link) to see his talk.

Contact Luis at luis [at]


Dr.Elvira Dias
Maite Dias
Isabel Santa Rita Vas
Chryselle D’Silva Dias

(email: info [at] childsplayindia dot org)

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