Critical praise for
'delicately sumptuous, featuring gorgeous interplay'
'mysterious pianissimos maintained with beautiful sound & focus'
'the overall effect is immense satisfaction'
'allowing the technical virtuosity to sparkle'
'incredible musicality of the performers.'
THE CLARINET magazine
A NovAntiqua Records production, MOONWALK features sonatas by Brahms and Saint-Saëns and miniatures by Debussy, Busoni and Reger.
Tommaso's first recording project in partnership with his father, pianist Alexander Lonquich, captured by the Grammy-winning wizardry of Peter Laenger.
"The question of musical inheritance, of how to conjugate the past into the future (...) Music then appears to us as a kind of moonwalk, a 'progressing backwards' or 'backing ahead': a magical enchantment that bends gravity and time, forging what is yet to be born by engaging with the human experiences of ages past. It is this same 'moonwalking' magic that allows us, the listeners and interpreters of today, to kindle a vibrant and intimate dialogue with the voices of musicians long gone".
"A prize-winning performance.”
The Evening Standard - London
"A performance full of crisp rhythmic interactions
and broad, eloquent melodic phrasing"
The San Francisco Chronicle
"Mr. Lonquich's virtuosity dazzled,
and the crowd's reaction
was a vociferous standing ovation,
A feeling of sheer joy filled the hall."
Oberon's Grove - New York
Praise by audience and press for Schackenborg Musikfest, of which Tommaso Lonquich is the co-Founder and co-Artistic Director.
The festival was launched on August 13th-15th 2021, with Christian Tetzlaff among other guests.
The 2022 edition took place on August 11-14: 6 concerts at 3 venues featuring 14 artists, including Nicolas Altstaedt, Alexander Lonquich and Mojca Erdmann. Over the two editions, more than 1000 people have attended concerts and tens of thousands more have listened to concerts broadcasted by Danish Radio and other EBU radios around Europe.
The Jydske Vestkysten writes: "Who would have thought that Schackenborg Musikfest is a wobbly infant with just a single summer behind it, when already in season 2 it is moving forward with the artistic muscles of a mature veteran? There are (fortunately) more and more music festivals in the Danish countryside, but there is none that I know of that has established its right to exist so naturally, with such great weight, so quickly."
The Festival takes place on the grounds of the former Royal Castle of Schackenborg, a magical setting in one of the most beautiful areas of Denmark.
The third edition in August 2023 featured Vienna Philharmonic solo harpist Anneleen Lenaerts, Slovenian Radio Orchestra solo flutist Irena Kavcic, the Vertavo Quartet from Norway, artists from the Royal Danish Opera and many others!