Tommaso Lonquich

Tommaso Lonquich


Solo Clarinetist @ Ensemble MidtVest (Denmark) and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (New York)
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«"Lonquich displayed his mastery at every moment; meanwhile his deep commitment to the music sometimes nearly drew him out of his chair."»
«"Widmann’s Fantasie was a wild and fluid ride through jazz-tinged lightheartedness and modernist aggression, brilliantly played by Tommaso Lonquich."»
«“Tommaso Lonquich carried off the clarinet part with inspiration...and astounding solidity”»
2017Copland: Clarinet ConcertoClarinet
2016Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto, Op. 57, FS 129Clarinet
2012Mozart: Clarinet Concerto K. 622, A majorClarinet
2012Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 1, J.114, Op. 73, F MinorClarinet
2011Rossini: Introduction, Theme & VariationsClarinet
2010Weber: Weber: Clarinet Concertino J.109 Op. 26, E-flat MajorClarinet
2003Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 2, J. 118, Op. 74, E-flat MajorClarinet


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. He is solo clarinetist with Ensemble MidtVest, the international full-time chamber ensemble based in Denmark. He is also a member of the CMS TWO program at 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, Salle Pleyel, Suntory, Kennedy Center, King’s Place, Auditorio Nacional, Tivoli) and is regularly invited to major festivals (Lockenhaus, Mecklenburg, Pacific, Santander, Cervo, Montepulciano, Cortina). He holds a busy chamber music schedule, partnering among others with Pekka Kuusisto, Carolin Widmann, Sergio Azzolini, Umberto Clerici, Anneleen Lenaerts, Alexander Lonquich, Enrico Bronzi, Claudio Martinez Mehner, Jeffrey Swann, Ani Kavafian, Gil Kalish, Charles Neidich 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. He has been a guest with the Chamber Orchestra of Mantua, Aarhus Sinfonietta (Denmark) and Plural Ensemble (Spain). 

 With Ensemble MidtVest, Tommaso Lonquich has devised many performances in collaboration with visual artists (Dan Colen), dancers (Black Box Dance Company), theatre companies (Odin Teater) and designers (Henrik Vibskov). He has been particularly active in improvisation, working closely with musicians such as Carsten Dahl and Stefan Pasborg and 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 also directs the record label KantorAtelier Music, which he co-founded.

 Tommaso Lonquich studied at the University of Maryland (USA) and at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofía (Madrid). His main teachers were Michel Arrignon, Loren Kitt, Alessandro Carbonare and Francois Benda. Among other honors, in 2009 the Queen of Spain presented him with the Escuela’s prestigious annual prize.
 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.

 Tommaso Lonquich is a Buffet-Crampon Artist and plays period clarinets custom-made by Soren Green. This season, Tommaso Lonquich appears on the stages of Canada, Italy, Slovenia, Scandinavia, Germany and the United States.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Clarinet Immediately 2017
Copland: Clarinet Concerto Clarinet 1 week 2017
Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto, Op. 57, FS 129 Clarinet 1 week 2016
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto K. 622, A major Clarinet Immediately 2012
Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 1, J.114, Op. 73, F Minor Clarinet 24 hours 2012