Equilibrium will be holding general auditions in 2017 for concert and opera performances in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons. We are hearing artists for The Rake’s Progress in partnership with Gothenburg Symphony, as well as for future engagements.

I am genuinely interested in hearing who is out there, to develop a pool of singers from which, as conductor and programmer, I can draw soloists for various organisations and engagements. An elite squad, if you will. I also will open up my concert and opera rehearsals to these singers to observe, and possibly cover roles. Those auditioning can have professional management or not. The singers will be paid by the orchestral organizations.

Pre-audition Requirements

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    A high quality, pre-screening video that best represents your artistry, one piece or a selection.
    The video should be a maximum of 10 minutes and should be no older than one year, preferably as recent as possible.
    The video should be uploaded to Vimeo or YouTube as a private link, which may be viewed with a password.

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    Personal letter

    A short, personal letter to Barbara about yourself and work.
    Write about why this mentorship interests you and explain your process of learning repertoire.
    The letter should be no more than one page.

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    Resume / CV

    Your resume or curriculum vitae.

Submitting materials

All three requested materials: your video link with password, personal letter, and resume, should be included in one email, with the clear heading of: EQUILIBRIUM AUDITION, name, voice type and audition city.

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If you are selected to audition, you will perform in person for Barbara and possible guests.
There is no application fee for the auditions. A pianist will be provided.


The pre-audition process is open. We expect applications no later than two weeks before the specific audition date of your audition city.

Audition Cities

The first series of auditions will be held in the following cities:

STOCKHOLM – 25 March 2017; if necessary, 26 March 2017
ZURICH – 3 April 2017
PARIS – between 11-14 April 2017

Barbara Hannigan

Barbara Hannigan is known worldwide as a soprano of vital expressive force directed by exceptional technique.
She divides her time between singing on the world’s major stages and conducting leading orchestras.

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I am searching for musicians with a sense of individual drive, who have great passion and curiosity for their musical path, and of course, the voice and technique to go with it.

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Equilibrium’s first project will be three semi-staged performances of The Rake’s Progress with Gothenburg Symphony in December 2018, conducted by Barbara Hannigan.

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