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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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)