Reviews: The Rake’s Progress / Taking Risks DVD

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The Arts Desk, June 2020“… the hours spent mentoring Hannigan’s youthful cast have clearly paid off: singing and acting are outstanding. John Taylor Ward’s Nick Shadow is splendidly creepy, nicely set against William Morgan’s wide-eyed Tom. Aphrodite Patoulidou makes for an appealing Anne, the whole thing moving at a cracking pace under Hannigan’s baton. Image and sound are excellent – …

Music Never Sleeps – Dresdner Musikfestspiele livestream festival

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The Dresdner Musikfestspiele presents Music Never Sleeps, a 24 hour livestream festival this weekend, starting Saturday May 16 at 6pm (CET) and includes performances by Jamie Cullum, Aphrodite Patoulidou, Fabio Luisi, James Way, Rufus Wainwright, Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Joshua Bell, among others.  As part of Barbara Hannigan’s contribution, two Equilibrium Young Artists will be featured, Aphrodite Patoulidou and James Way, as well as the …

The Rake’s Progress and Taking Risks now out on DVD

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An insider’s look at Barbara Hannigan’s first opera production as a conductor  Barbara Hannigan’s intimate journey towards her debut as an opera conductor in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress has been captured on film and will be released on DVD by Accentus Music. Taking Risks will be presented in a double disc release, alongside the performance of The Rake’s Progress, which …

EQ4U – YouTube channel

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EQ4U Barbara introduces EQ4U, a platform of musical offerings featuring Barbara and Equilibrium Young Artists as a way to share our music and connect with audiences despite the limitations we are experiencing as performers at this time. Subscribe to the new YouTube channel: EQ4U

EQ concerts with Munich Philharmonic cancelled


It’s very disappointing that our upcoming opportunity to make music with Munich Philharmonic has been cancelled, although we totally accept the reasons and necessity for caution at this time. Along with Equilibrium soloists Douglas Williams, James Way, and Fleur Barron, we were eager to bring this theatrical adventure including Stravinsky’s complete Pulcinella, to Munich’s Gasteig. We wish the orchestra and …

Barbara Hannigan to receive 2020 Glashütte Original MusicFestivalAward

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Barbara Hannigan will be awarded the Glashütte Original MusicFestivalAward at the 43rd Dresden Music Festival. This award not only recognizes Barbara’s dedication and passion as a performer, but also as a mentor. With her mentoring program, Equilibrium Young Artists, she passes on her own experiences to young musicians at the beginning of their professional careers, comprehensively preparing them for a demanding artistic profession. “Barbara …

Reviews: Pulcinella with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

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REVIEWS Equilibrium Young Artists Marta Swiderska, James Way and Antoin Herrera-Lopez KesselSwedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Barbara Hannigan conducting6 & 7 March 2020, Berwaldhallen in Stockholm Dagens Nyheter 5 out of 5 stars“one of the most exuberant concerts in Stockholm in a long time” Svenska Dagbladet“Tenor James Way and baritone Antoin Herrera-Lopez Kessel convincingly persuade in gallant and ruthless plays”“Standing ovations …

Taking Risks featured at Le FIFA this March

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Taking Risks will be featured at Canada’s 38th FIFA, Festival International du Film sur l’Art, next month.  The documentary was tapped for the the FIFA Official Selection – Feature Film category and will be shown twice, on March 21st and March 29th. The screenings mark the North American premiere of Taking Risks, which was directed by Maria Stodtmeier and released last year …

EQ’s first world premiere: Gerard Barry’s Salome

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Gerald Barry’s operas The Importance of Being Earnest and Alice’s Adventures Underground both saw their world premieres with the LA Phil. Appropriately for the debut of Barry’s brand-new opera, soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan leads the leads the LA Phil New Music Group in the Oscar Wilde-inspired Salome. The world premiere also marks Equilibrium Young Artists‘ first world premiere, featuring …