Acclaimed by reviewers as a “formidable clarinetist" and praised for his "passion, sumptuous tone, magical finesse and dazzling virtuosity", Tommaso Lonquich is Solo Clarinetist with Ensemble MidtVest, the international full-time chamber ensemble based in Denmark. He is also an Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York, with which he performs in the United States and on worldwide tours.
He has appeared on the most renowned stages of four continents (Carnegie Hall, Wigmore, Alice Tully, Suntory, Salle Pleyel) and at major festivals (Lockenhaus, Oxford, Mecklenburg, Pacific, Music@Menlo, Bridgehampton). He has partnered among others with Christian Tetzlaff, Nicolas Altstaedt, Pekka Kuusisto, Carolin Widmann, Wu Han, David Finckel, Sergio Azzolini, Umberto Clerici, Maximilian Hornung, Alexander Lonquich, Gilles Vonsattel, Anneleen Lenaerts, Claudio Martinez Mehner, Radovan Vlatkovic, Ani and Ida Kavafian, Gil Kalish, Mojca Erdmann, as well as with the Danish, Vertavo, Noûs and Zaïde string quartets.
In Denmark, Tommaso Lonquich is the Co-Founder and Artistic Co-Director of Schackenborg Musikfest, a prestigious summer festival which takes place at the former residence of Prince Joachim. In Italy, he is the Co-Founder and Artistic Co-Director of KantorAtelier, a vibrant cultural space based in Florence and dedicated to the exploration of music, theatre, art and psychoanalysis. Particularly active in the field of improvisation, he has led workshops at the Juilliard School and has collaborated with prominent visual artists, dancers and theatre companies.
A devoted mentor, Tommaso Lonquich is the Head of Chamber Music at the Dædalus Advanced Studies Program in Florence, an institution which he co-founded. He has given masterclasses at the Manhattan School of Music, the State University of New York, the Royal Danish Academy, the Utah State University, and the Royal Welsh College of Music, among others. His series of lectures “The Listening Voice” has been presented at several Conservatories throughout Europe.
Tommaso Lonquich performs regularly as a soloist and solo clarinetist with orchestras such as the Haydn Philharmonie (Austria), the Orchestra Leonore (Italy), the Chamber Orchestra of Mantua (Italy) and the Slovenian Radio Orchestra, collaborating with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Fabio Luisi, Nicolas Altstaedt and Leonard Slatkin.
He can be heard on a number of CD releases by CPO, Music@Menlo, NovAntiqua, as well as on live broadcasts by the BBC, DR, RAI, ARD and other national radios around the world. His recordings have been nominated for a Gramophone Award and for the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik.
Alongside his artistic career, Tommaso Lonquich is a clinical psychoanalyst, following his Lacanian training in Madrid and Ljubljana. He has studied economics at the University of Maryland (USA).
Tommaso Lonquich is a Schwenk & Seggelke, ZAC Ligature, and Buffet Crampon Artist and plays historical instruments by Soren Green and Schwenk & Seggelke.