General Auditions

A new round of auditions will take place at the beginning of 2020 for upcoming Equilibrium projects.
We will be announcing more in the fall of 2019 via social media and also through the EQ newsletter.

“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 am looking for singers who have professional solo experience; Equilibrium should not be your first step on the professional stage. 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.”Barbara Hannigan

Recent Auditions

EQ in Canada
Mozart Requiem with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Sir Andrew Davis
and Equilibrium Intensive at LAMP, led by Barbara Hannigan

Applications for this project closed on 6 January 2019



Equilibrium is for singers who:

  • have a specific interest in Barbara Hannigan’s approach to music-making
  • have a sense of individual passion, discipline and drive
    want to connect with other professionals in a very real working experience
  • are naturally curious, hard-working, open-minded and flexible
  • have a high-level of musicianship
  • already have professional solo experience

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.

Read more about Barbara

EQ Initiative

Equilibrium fosters a culture in which awareness of the total musical picture is an absolute necessity, and not a rare exception. Equilibrium facilitates a channel of communication between singers and instrumentalists in both opera and concert repertoire.

Equilibrium’s Initiative

Season 2019/20

Performances of EQ Artists in the 2019/20 season are planned in Toronto, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Aix-en-Provence, Paris, Munich and Gothenburg.

Equilibrium Schedule


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