A special thank you to our Q and A guests

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EQ wishes to thank all our generous Q and A guests who came into our workshops to share their expertise and experiences. Conductor Daniel Harding spoke about his own mentors in Claudio Abbado and Sir Simon Rattle, and also shared some insights into his early career versions of “story thinking” as a young conductor. Soprano and actress Natalie Dessay gave …

Retrospect – Ojai / Klara / Aldeburgh festivals

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Rehearsals in Amsterdam with LUDWIG, the day before we headed to La Monnaie in Brussels. It was LUDWIG’s first time with the piece, and true to form, this wonderful orchestra brought out the lively and demanding detail of this masterpiece. The famous Epilogue of the opera, here in rehearsal at La Monnaie in Brussels. Welsh tenor Elgan Llyr Thomas as …

Thank you LUDWIG! Thank you Rolf! Thank you Lora!

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The Dutch orchestral collective LUDWIG has been a huge part of the EQ season. They joined us for the Rake Eurotour, as well as at for the Klara Festival performances at La Monnaie, and our repertoire is ever-expending as seen from our performances together at the Ojai and Aldeburgh Festivals. Barbara has been recording and performing with LUDWIG since 2012, …

Retrospect – Eurotour

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Backstage at the Philharmonie de Paris with our Eurotour cast. A very happy team after the first performance of the tour with LUDWIG. Our fabulous assistant conductor and harpsichordist Levi Hammer, working with Gyula Rab and Trevor Eliot Bowes onstage in Munich. Our director Linus Fellbom working with Gyula Rab and Douglas Williams on the final scene of the opera …

Reviews: Aldeburgh Festival 2019

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Reviews from the 2019 Aldeburgh Festival: “the young cast offered some knockout performances” (The Times); “Among the outstanding singers of Equilibrium are stars in the making.” (Opera Today)

Rake's Progress Ojai Equilibrium Hannigan

“Four Days in Ojai, a Musical Utopia”: Reviews from the Ojai Music Festival

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Reviews from performances by EQ Young Artists at the Ojai Music Festival: “Fleur Barron, an earthy Baba the Turk in “The Rake’s Progress,” sounded like a Carmen in the making. The soprano Aphrodite Patoulidou was an entrancing soloist in Vivier’s “Lonely Child,” a head trip of a piece in a musical language both direct and mysterious. With a natural command of the stage, James Way, a tenor with a delicate voice, was a consistent scene stealer.” (The New York Times)

EQ Artists at Ojai Music Festival: program

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The US debut of Equilibrium Young Artists is this week at the Ojai Music Festival from 6 – 9 June 2019. Barbara Hannigan is Music Director for the 2019 edition of the festival; LUDWIG ensemble-in-residence and Equilibrium artists-in-residence. PROGRAM Thursday June 6, 2019

 | 1:00-4:30pm Ojai Presbyterian Church
 OJAI TALKS 
Led by Ojai Talks Director Ara Guzelimian, these insightful sessions …

Reviews: The Rake’s Progress EQ European tour

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Reviews from the European tour of The Rake’s Progress. “They delivered the most beautiful and moving Stravinsky’s The Rake Progress I have ever heard.” – “Und das Sängerensemble war wirklich herausragend gut” – “Rake needs plenty of neoclassical punch and crispness and Hannigan and Ludwig delivered.”