Clarinet lecture, with Tommaso Lonquich 29/09/2019 at 13:00 in Sala Monteverdi
Acclaimed as a “formidable clarinetist" (Mundo Clásico) and praised for his "passion, sumptuous tone, magical finesse and dazzling virtuosity" (Oberon´s Grove), Tommaso Lonquich is one of the most appreciated musicians of his generation, with a busy schedule of worldwide appearances.
He is solo clarinetist with Ensemble MidtVest, the international full-time chamber ensemble based in Denmark. He is also a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York, with which he performs in the United States and on tour.
He has appeared in four continents on the world’s most prestigious stages (Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully, Salle Pleyel, Suntory, Kennedy Center, King’s Place, Auditorio Nacional, Tivoli) and is regularly invited to major festivals (Lockenhaus, Mecklenburg, Pacific, Santander, Cervo, Montepulciano, Belfast). He has partnered among others with Pekka Kuusisto, Carolin Widmann, Sergio Azzolini, Umberto Clerici, Anneleen Lenaerts, Alexander Lonquich, Enrico Bronzi, Claudio Martinez Mehner, Jeffrey Swann, Gilles Vonsattel, Yura Lee, Ani and Ida Kavafian, Gil Kalish, Charles Neidich, David Shifrin and the Danish, Zaïde and Noûs string quartets.
He performs regularly as solo clarinetist with Orchestra Leonore (Pistoia, Italy) and has collaborated with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Fabio Luisi, Peter Eötvös, Giovanni Antonini, Leonard Slatkin and Reinhard Goebel. He has been a guest with the Chamber Orchestra of Mantua, Aarhus Sinfonietta (Denmark) and Plural Ensemble (Spain).
As a soloist, he has collaborated with the RadioTelevision Orchestra of Slovenia and the Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico of Vicenza, among others.
With Ensemble MidtVest, Tommaso Lonquich has devised many performances in collaboration with visual artists (Dan Colen), dancers (Black Box Dance Company), theatre companies (Odin Teater) and designers (Henrik Vibskov). He has been particularly active in improvisation, working closely with musicians such as Carsten Dahl and Stefan Pasborg and leading workshops at the Juilliard School.
He is artistic co-director of KantorAtelier, a vibrant cultural space based in Florence and dedicated to the exploration of music, theatre, art and psychoanalysis.
He has given masterclasses at the Manhattan School of Music, the University of New York and at the Royal Welsh College of Music, among others.
Tommaso Lonquich studied at the University of Maryland (USA) and at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofía (Madrid). His main teachers were Michel Arrignon, Loren Kitt, Alessandro Carbonare, Francois Benda and Ferenc Rados. Among other honors, in 2009 the Queen of Spain presented him with the Escuela’s prestigious annual prize.
He can be heard on a number of CD releases by Ensemble MidtVest and Plural Ensemble (on DaCapo, CPO, Col Legno), as well as on live broadcasts by the BBC and other national radios around the world.
This season’s highlights include his debut at London’s Wigmore Hall and performances in Italy, France, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Germany, the UK, Canada and the United States.
Tommaso Lonquich is a Schwenk & Seggelke, Buffet Crampon, Silverstein and ZAC Ligature Artist and plays period clarinets custom-made by Soren Green.