“...the conductor Laurence Equilbey was equally impressive, with her period band Insula being a warm, responsive presence in the pit.”
Catholic Herald, June 2018
Making her Mostly Mozart Festival debut in 2018, Laurence Equilbey led a staged production of Haydn’s Creation in collaboration with a Barcelona-based experimental theater group La Fura dels Baus, and created “an alluring production which dazzled their audiences” (Anthony Tommasini, New York Times).
Conductor and musical director of Insula Orchestra and Accentus Choir, Ms. Equilbey is known for her demanding yet open-minded approach to her art. Her exploration of the symphonic repertoire has seen her conduct the Orchestre National de Lyon, Hessischer Rundfunk, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Akademie für alte Musik Berlin, Camerata Salzburg, Concerto Köln,...
“Ms. Equilbey drew lithe, impressively natural playing from the excellent orchestra. And the great final chorus of praise, a stirring fugue, could not have been better.”
New York Times July, 2018
“The production is proof of Ms. Equilbey’s stubbornly individual approach to leading her orchestra, the resident ensemble at La Seine Musicale, the egg-shaped wood-and-glass performance center that opened last year on the Île Seguin, an island on the Seine just west of Paris. She has made a name for herself by tenaciously embarking on unusual projects like “The Creation”, embracing technology, and programming neglected repertoire, particularly the work of female composers.”