Acclaimed by reviewers as a “formidable clarinetist” and praised for his “passion, sumptuous tone, magical finesse and dazzling virtuosity”, Tommaso Lonquich is one of the most appreciated musicians of his generation. Besides his position with Ensemble MidtVest, he is an Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, with which he performs in New York and on worldwide tours.
He has appeared on the most prestigious stages of four continents (Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Salle Pleyel, Suntory Hall…) partnering with Pekka Kuusisto, Carolin Widmann, Wu Han, David Finckel, Nicolas Dautricourt, Sergio Azzolini, Maximilian Hornung, Ida and Ani Kavafian, Yura Lee, Umberto Clerici, Gil Kalish, Gilles Vonsattel, Alexander Lonquich, Annaleen Lenaerts, and the Zaïde, Vertavo, and Danish string quartets.
In Italy he performs regularly as solo clarinetist with the Leonore Orchestra and the Mantova Chamber Orchestra and has collaborated with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Fabio Luisi, and Leonard Slatkin. As a soloist, he has appeared with the RadioTelevision Orchestra of Slovenia and the Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico of Vicenza, among others.
He is Artistic Co-Director of KantorAtelier, a vibrant cultural space based in Florence, dedicated to the exploration of music, theatre, art, and psychoanalysis.
With Ensemble MidtVest, he has been particularly active in improvisation, leading workshops at The Juilliard School. He has given masterclasses at the Manhattan School of Music, SUNY Purchase, and at the Royal Welsh College of Music. Tommaso Lonquich is Head of Chamber Music at Daedalus in Florence, a program for advanced musical studies which he co-founded.
He can be heard on a number of CDs with Ensemble MidtVest, as well as on broadcasts for Performance Today, BBC, DR, RAI and other radios around the world.
Future engagements will take him to the United States, Australia, Brazil and throughout Europe.