When a musician enters a concert stage, it is the result of many thousands of hours of practising and rehearsal. Equinor has had the pleasure of supporting a number of talents in classical music and has seen fantastic performances from musicians such as Leif Ove Andsnes to Sonoko Miriam Welde.
Every year, Equinor awards an individual scholarship for outstanding talent in classical music. Our scholarship winners over the last four years are:
Our collaboration with SSO has continued since 1990, and for many years, the orchestra has developed young talented musicians and the orchestra is a cultural institution in Stavanger. Together we have created two great projects that are under development every year; Lydo and the Talent Hunt.
LYDO has been developed by the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Equinor. The aim is to stimulate increased knowledge and interest in science with music as the gateway and is intended for fifth to tenth grades in primary school. In 2020, we will delve into the world of game music, where classical music plays a major role.
"The Talent hunt" is a collaborative project with Equinor where talented young people are selected after auditions, gaining the opportunity to play in four orchestra productions during the concert season, under structured guidance by orchestral musicians. In this way, they gain a realistic experience of working as a professional musician.