Acclaimed as a “formidable clarinetist” (Mundo Clásico) and praised for his “sumptuous tone” and “the mastery and passion of his playing” (Oberon´s Grove), Tommaso Lonquich enjoys a varied and distinguished career. Besides being solo clarinetist with Ensemble MidtVest, he is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York, with which he frequently 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, Suntory, Salle Pleyel) and is regularly invited to major festivals (Lockenhaus, Pacific, Cortina, Portogruaro). He holds a busy chamber music schedule, partnering with Umberto Clerici, Alexander Lonquich, Claudio Martinez Mehner, Jeffrey Swann, Ani Kavafian, Gil Kalish and the Nous, Allegri and Amphion Quartets.
Tommaso Lonquich performs regularly as solo clarinetist with the Orchestra Leonore of Pistoia and the Chamber Orchestra of Mantua and has collaborated with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Fabio Luisi and Leonard Slatkin.
He is artistic co-director of KantorAtelier, a vibrant cultural space based in Florence (Italy) and dedicated to the exploration of music, theatre, art and psychoanalysis. He also co-founded and directs the record label KantorAtelier Music.
Tommaso Lonquich studied at the University of Maryland (USA) and at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofía (Spain). The latter institution awarded him the prestigious annual prize, presented by the Queen of Spain. His main teachers were Michel Arrignon, Loren Kitt, Alessandro Carbonare and Francois Benda.
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.
For current projects, tours and more visit www.lonquich.com