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. He is solo clarinetist with Ensemble MidtVest, the international chamber ensemble based in Denmark. He is also a member 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, partnering with Pekka Kuusisto, Carolin Widmann, Sergio Azzolini, Ani and Ida Kavafian, Nicolas Dautricourt, Maximilian Hornung, Yura Lee, Umberto Clerici, Christoph Richter, Alexander Lonquich, Gilles Vonsattel and the Danish, Zaïde and Noûs string quartets.
As a guest principal in several orchestras, he has collaborated with conductors including 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, the University of New York and at the Royal Welsh College of Music, among others.
Tommaso Lonquich can be heard on a number of CDs with Ensemble MidtVest, as well as on broadcasts for 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.
Oberon's Grove | April 28th, 2018 "[...] Lonquich, whose playing made a truly memorable impression when I first heard him in 2015, displayed all the same fascinating qualities of his artistry tonight: prodigious breath-control, a wonderful sense of melodic flow, and a magical finesse of the dynamic range."
Oberon's Grove | November 23rd, 2015 “[...] clarinetist Tommaso Lonquich, who made a spectacular impression both with his sumptuous tone and the passion of his playing. Whether at full cry or honing the sound down to a thread, Mr. Lonquich displayed his mastery at every moment; meanwhile his deep commitment to the music sometimes nearly drew him out of his chair as he polished off Schoenberg's demanding phrases with compelling sincerity.”
Mundo Clasico | April 30th, 2009 “I am sure that this large audience was not disappointed by what they heard: the quality of interpretation left nothing to be desired”