EQ Artists with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

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Soprano Jenavieve Moore, mezzo-soprano Jillian Bonner, tenor Charles Sy, and bass Trevor Eliot Bowes were the featured vocal soloists in Mozart’s Requiem with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis in January 2020.  (Photos : Jag Gundu)

EQ Artists – Autumn 2019 recap

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Our Autumn 2019 recap includes short summaries from EQ Artists about their concert and opera work, as well as personal notes from the artists on how they are are tackling challenges and integrating EQ values within their professional lives.   Featured in this recap: Elizabeth Karani, Douglas Williams, James Way, Fleur Barron, Antoin Herrera-López Kessel, Emma Sventelius, Erik Rosenius and Ylva Stenberg.

Taking Risks documentary now online!

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The documentary film Taking Risks focuses on Barbara Hannigan and her mentoring initiative, Equilibrium Young Artists. Taking Risks follows the selection process of young and talented singers that will be a part of Equilibrium and cast in Stravinksy’s The Rake’s Progress; shows EQ artists behind the scenes; and culminates with The Rake’s Progress performances with the Gothenburg Symphony, marking Hannigan’s …

Mécénat Musical Société Générale, patron of Equilibrium

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Equilibrium is thrilled to have the generous financial support of Mécénat Musical Société Générale for the next three years. Please see the article below found in French and English. “Barbara Hannigan, a mentor with a passion” “Barbara Hannigan, mentor passionné” Mécénat Musical Société Générale, patron of Equilibrium For more than 30 years, the long-standing dedication and commitment of Mécénat Musical …

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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This EQ Rake cast, who we called the “Wild Cards”, covered the most mileage of all the EQ participants, with workshop time in Paris, rehearsals in Amsterdam, and performances in Brussels, California and Aldeburgh with the LUDWIG Orchestra. They had more jetlag to deal with than the rest of the 18/19 EQ team, and we also had last minute challenges …

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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Six major cities, seven performances: Equilibrium Young Artists toured throughout Europe with semi-staged concerts of The Rake’s Progress. The Rake’s Progress cast Anne Trulove – Sofie Asplund; Tom Rakewell – Gyula Rab; Nick Shadow – Douglas Williams; Baba the Turk – Marta Świderska; Sellem – James Way; Father Trulove/Mother Goose – Trevor Bowes (Munich, 14 & 15 May) / Erik …

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)