I was absolutely thrilled and inspired with the quality and energy of all those who have auditioned for EQ, most recently in London, but also in Paris, Zurich and Stockholm. The CVs, video applications, and personal letters were overwhelming. I will send a response to everyone who were given a live audition, once I am able to make the final selection which will take place on July 8.
Thank you again to our London pianists Will Vann and Charlie Forrest.
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Some reactions from singers that auditioned in London on 22 & 23 June:
“Thank you for making the audition process so welcoming, interesting and rewarding.”
“It was by far the best atmosphere at an audition I have experienced and whatever comes of it I wish you all at Equilibrium the very best for the future.”
“I found it such a privilege to meet Barbara, having admired her work from afar (from all the way in New Zealand!) for a long time, never imagining that I would ever have the opportunity to meet her and talk about music and singing. Please pass on my thanks to her!”
“It was quite literally a dream come true to meet you today, and to hear your passion and enthusiasm for this incredible work. Thank you for your time, energy, generosity of spirit and curiosity of creativity.”
“Thanks for making a regular audition feel like a serious and inspiring creative event. It means a lot that you take the care and time to really try and get to know everyone as individuals.”