Mentoring for young professional artists

Founded by soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan, Equilibrium focuses on young musicians who are finished with their training and in the first substantial phase of their professional career, with special attention to singers. Equilibrium is suited for musicians who already have professional solo experience on stage. Equilibrium aims to help young artists further their professional development, elevating their total musicianship and discipline, offering projects with leading orchestras and ensembles.

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In Barbara's words


Barbara Hannigan gave the keynote speech, titled "Equilibrium" on the opening night of the Lucerne Festival 2016.

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"Barbara Hannigan talks about how to create a masterpiece and her journey from soprano to maestro"

Neil Fisher, The Times
January 2017

In this portrait article, Barbara speaks to The Times and The Sunday Times about recent world premieres, her soprano-to-maestro move, and a new "elite squad", a foundation for young singers.

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“A Soprano Finds a New Voice: Conducting”

Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times
August 2016

In this feature article, Barbara discusses her path from soprano to conductor and her inspirations for leading roles she performs.

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Fondation Société Générale C'est Vous L'Avenir is the main sponsor of Equilibrium Young Artists. Equilibrium Young Artists is also generously supported by Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, Le Centquatre-Paris, and private donations.
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