The Danish Clarinet Trio


Management for Europe except Northern Countries plus various projects worldwide

Susanna Caetani

Olga Introzzi

Formed by three of the most exciting chamber musicians in Scandinavia, the Danish Clarinet Trio has given concerts in Italy, England, Wales, Denmark and Brazil.

Since meeting at Ensemble MidtVest in 2011, Lonquich, Slaatto and Hansen have enjoyed a fertile and exciting collaboration, specializing in two areas of musical research and performance. They have delivered lively and thoughtful interpretations of the greatmasterpieces for clarinet trio, such as the works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms, while aiming to shine a light on neglected gems by Danish composers like Per Norgaard and Vagn Holmboe.

Lonquich, Slaatto and Hansen collectively hold numerous honours, such as prizes at the ARD Competition in Munich, and membership in the BBC New Generation Artists Scheme in London and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York.With Ensemble MidtVest, they have appeared on several live broadcasts for the BBC and the Danish Radio. They have recorded the Trio “Eco” of Vagn Holmboe for DaCapo as well as several other works in duo settings for DaCapo and CPO.

The trio can easily be expanded by the addition of guest artists, greatly extending the Danish Clarinet Trio's repertoire and programming options.

Upcoming appearances include several concerts in Scandinavia, as well as invitations to festivals in the UK (where the Danish Clarinet Trio will be the BBC Resident Ensemble at Belfast International Festival 2018) and a US tour in 2019.

Tommaso Lonquich, Clarinet Acclaimed as a “formidable clarinetist" (Mundo Clásico) and praised for his "sumptuous tone" and for "the mastery and passion of his playing" (Oberon´s Grove), Tommaso Lonquich enjoys a varied and distinguished career. He is solo clarinetist with Ensemble MidtVest in Denmark and with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society in New York (USA).He has appeared in four continents on the world’s most prestigious stages (Carnegie, Tully, King’s Place, Suntory, Auditorio Nacional, Pleyel…) and is regularly invited to major festivals (Lockenhaus, Mecklenburg, Pacific, Brevard, Montepulciano, Mantova...). He holds a busy chamber music schedule, partnering with Carolin Widmann, Pekka Kuusisto, Klaus Thunemann, Sergio Azzolini, Alexander Lonquich, Esbjerg Ensemble and the Danish, Zaïde and Noûs string quartets.Tommaso Lonquich can be heard on a number of CD releases by Ensemble MidtVest and Plural Ensemble (DaCapo, CPO, Col Legno), as well as on live broadcasts by national radios around the world. Future engagements include his Wigmore Hall debut as well as extensive tours in the USA, Canada, Italy, Scandinavia, France, Slovenia, Germany and the Netherlands.

Jonathan Slaatto, Cello As a member of Trio Ondine, he was awarded first and second prizes at international competitions such as the ARD Music Competition in München, the Melbourne International Music Competition, the Joseph Haydn Competition in Vienna, and the London Parkhouse Award.He has performed at The Wigmore Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus, Prades Festival, the Aldeburgh Festival, Canadian Orford Festival, and the MIDEM fair in Cannes. As a chamber musician he has been Artist in Residence at the Danish Broadcast, the Philharmonia in Duisburg and the BBC New Generation Artists Programme.Jonathan has enjoyed soloistic performances with orchestras such as the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Danish National Symphony Orchestra.

Martin Qvist Hansen, Piano Danish pianist Martin Qvist Hansen (MQH) is a founder-member of Trio Ondine and of the LSH Group. With Trio Ondine he has won prizes in such competitions as ARD (Munich), Melbourne, Haydn Competition (Vienna), Parkhouse (London) and DR Competition (Copenhagen) to mention a few.He has performed in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Purcell Room, Wien Konzerthaus, Herkules Saal and Mozarteum. Trio Ondine has also been BBC New Generation Artist group with several performances in London and a residency with the Duisburg Philharmonic.As a soloist MQH won a prize in Bratislava Competition and has played concertos with most symphonic orchestras in his native Denmark. As a member of Ensemble MidtVest he has played throughout the world (New York, Rio de Janeiro, London, Berlin etc.).MQH holds a teaching position in chamber music at the Academy of Music in Århus.

J. Brahms, Clarinet Trio

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