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Tommaso Lonquich, clarinet

Tommaso Lonquich

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 and is regularly invited to major festivals. He has partnered among others with Pekka Kuusisto, Carolin Widmann, 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. With Ensemble MidtVest, Tommaso Lonquich has devised many performances in collaboration with visual artists, dancers, theatre companies, and designers. He has been particularly active in improvisation, 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. 

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