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)
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 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.”
Ahead of next month’s Aldeburgh Festival, Richard Morrison of The Times interviewed Barbara about Equilibrium and her role as “mentor, impresario and general life-coach to the next generation of top singers”.
70 artists, 30 events, 3 free community concerts, 2 US premieres, 4 days, and 1 fabulous Music Director for the 73rd Ojai Music Festival!
A look at Equilibrium from the Süddeutsche Zeitung
Throughout May, Equilibrium Young Artists tour throughout Europe with performances of The Rake’s Progress. This semi-staged contemporary production will travel to Munich (14 and 15 May), Paris (20 May), Amsterdam (23 May), Dortmund (25 May), Dresden (27 May) and conclude in Hamburg (29 May).
Equilibrium Young Artists at La Monnaie/De Munt, as part of the Klarafestival, with two performances of The Rake’s Progress. “In all its simplicity and originality, it was overwhelming and compelling.” Read the reviews
Press release: Meet the soloists for the Equilibrium Young Artists / Toronto Symphony Orchestra Mozart Requiem project.
The Aldeburgh Festival 2019 has announced the full programme for June 2019, which features three Artists in Residence: composer Thomas Larcher, tenor Mark Padmore and soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan. As part of her residency, Hannigan curated five different programmes in which she appears as soloist, conductor, narrator and recitalist. Equilibrium Young Artists will be featured at the festival, making its …