Mozart's Clarinet Concerto
Released exclusively by the premiere classical music magazine AMADEUS (Italy), the album features Mozart's masterpiece in the reconstructed version for basset clarinet and orchestra, with Enrico Pagano conducting the Orchestra Canova.
The magazine also contains an extended interview with Tommaso Lonquich and Enrico Pagano.
for the new album:
'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
Moonwalk - Fluid and rapid dance movement which, in going backwards, generates the propulsive force to leap forward, airborne - the lunar dream of a body freed of earthly gravity.
A NovAntiqua Records production, MOONWALK features sonatas by Brahms and Saint-Saëns and miniatures by Debussy, Busoni and Reger.
Tommaso's first recording project 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".
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!
SEASON 2019/2020 HIGHLIGHTS
In 2019/2020 I hope to see many of you at concerts in 𝐆𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲, 𝐈𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝, 𝐃𝐞𝐧𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐊, 𝐍𝐨𝐫𝐰𝐚𝐲, 𝐒𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐚, 𝐀𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐚 and the 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬!
A few highlights from the coming season:
- At the end of this month I appear with Irena Kavcic and Anneleen Lenaerts at Cremona Musica.
- In November, a trio tour with Umberto Clerici and Claudio Martínez Mehner: concerts and masterclasses in 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞, 𝐓𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐨, 𝐏𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐯𝐚, 𝐁𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐮𝐧𝐨, 𝐁𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐦𝐨 and 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐯𝐚.
- In January 2020 I will be back in 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐘𝐨𝐫𝐤 with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
- In April 2020, a tour of French repertoire with Quatuor Zaïde, Anneleen Lenaerts and Irena Kavcic with performances in 𝐑𝐨𝐦𝐞, 𝐏𝐢𝐬𝐚, 𝐒𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐚 and 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞.
- Thoughout the season, numerous concerts with The Danish Clarinet Trio including a Kirker Holidays Cruise which will touch harbors in the 𝐔𝐊 and 𝐍𝐨𝐫𝐰𝐚𝐲, as well as our debut in 𝐆𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 and 𝐈𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝. We will also be premiering and touring 𝐚 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝-𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐫 by Peter Schmidt Bruun which we co-commissioned with the wonderful chamber choir Ars Nova Copenhagen.
- I will return as solo clarinetist with the Haydn Philharmonie in Austria, with the Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, and with the Orchestra Leonore. Progetto Floema in Pistoia.
- Back in 𝐃𝐞𝐧𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤 with my beloved Ensemble MidtVest, a Beethoven celebration tour, as well as continuing to lead the chamber music training at Dædalus - l'artista da giovane, our innovative performance studies program at Kantoratelier in Florence.
- Also during 2020, a number of new 𝐂𝐃 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬, including an all-Beethoven CD (with David Finckel and Wu Han, Gilbert Kalish and others), a CD of works by Jolivet and another of works by Gade (both with Ensemble MidtVest), and a CD of sonatas by Brahms and Saint-Saens and miniatures by Debussy, Busoni and Reger with Alexander Lonquich.
Come say hello after a concert!
SEASON 2018-19 HIGHLIGHTS
This season Tommaso Lonquich performs over 100 concerts in Italy, France, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Germany, the UK, Canada and the United States. While continuing his intense work with Ensemble MidtVest and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, he will collaborate with Quatour Zaïde, Sergio Azzolini, Anneleen Lenaerts, Nicolas Dautricourt, Roberto Prosseda, Nicholas Cannelakis, Andreas Brantelid, Alexander Lonquich, Wu Han and David Finckel among others.
Highlights of the season include his Wigmore Hall debut in London, the world premiere and European tour of a new chamber music work by Brett Dean, a tour of Slovenia with Irena Kavcic, Iztok Hrastnik and Quatour Zaïde, and concerts at the Louvre in Paris, at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, theSala Verdi in Milano and Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York. Among festival appearances will be concerts atMusic @ Menlo in California and at the Oxford Chamber Music Festival in the UK.
With Ensemble MidtVest, highlights include a tour of North America, several radio broadcasts and the recording of a CD dedicated to the great Danish composer Per Norgaard.
With his father, pianist Alexander Lonquich, Tommaso will record a CD with the sonatas by Brahms and Saint-Saëns, as well as works by Busoni e Debussy.
There will also be a number of international appearances by the Danish Clarinet Trio. The group will be in residence as a guest of the BBC at the Belfast International Arts Festival and will tour the United States, including a concert at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.
Tommaso Lonquich appears at festivals in Lockenhaus (Austria), Sylt (Germany), Angers (France), Pistoia (Italy) and Cinque Terre (Italy), collaborating with Roberto Gonzales, Maximilian Hornung, Sarah Christian, Vashti Hunter, Priya Mitchell, Quartetto Nous, Irena Kavcic, Andrey Godik, Herbert Schuch....
SEASON 2017-18 HIGHLIGHTS
This season Tommaso Lonquich performs over 100 concerts in Italy, Germany, Denmark, Slovenia, Canada and the United States. While continuing his intense work with Ensemble MidtVest and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, he will collaborate with Quatour Zaïde, Sergio Azzolini, Anneleen Lenaerts, Nicolas Dautricourt, Johannes Fischer, Ida Kavafian, Yura Lee, Jennifer Stumm, Giovanni Gnocchi, Tai Murray and Alexander Lonquich, among others.
Highlights of the season include an extensive North American tour, solo appearances with the Radio Orchestra of Slovenia and with the Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico in Italy, a masterclass at the Manhattan School of Music, as well as several appearances in Mantova, Trieste, Pistoia and other Italian cities. Among the three planned recordings with Ensemble MidtVest is one CD dedicated to Mozart, in collaboration with Sergio Azzolini.
Alice Tully Hall debut reviewed by Philip Gardner:
"Clarinetist Tommaso Lonquich 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.”
SEASON 2016-17 HIGHLIGHTS
This season Tommaso Lonquich performs over 80 concerts in Italy, France, Denmark, Slovenia and the United States. While continuing his intense work with Ensemble MidtVest and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, he will collaborate with Carolin Widmann, the Danish String Quartet, Quatour Zaide, Charles Neidich, David Shifrin, Sergio Azzolini, Anneleen Lenaerts, Nicolas Dautricourt and Alexander Lonquich, among others.
Exciting new projects now available for 2017-18 and following season:
Fresh collaborations and programs are available, including duo programs with pianist Alexander Lonquich, as well as new proposals with long-time partners, cellist Umberto Clerici and pianist Claudio Martinez-Mehner. The Danish Clarinet Trio kicks off with a series of Scandinavian-inspired programs. Read more here.
Tommaso Lonquich appears at festivals in Lockenhaus (Austria), Cortina d'Ampezzo (Italy), Pistoia (Italy) and Portogruaro (Italy), collaborating with Julien Quentin, Umberto Clerici, Julian Steckel, Alexander Lonquich, Quartetto Nous, Irena Kavcic, Charlotte Juillard, Jeffrey Swann...
Artistic directorship of Kantoratelier, Florence
Tommaso Lonquich begins his tenure as artistic co-director of Kantoratelier in Florence, Italy.
Beautiful concerts and events planned over the next months!
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US tour - New York, Boston
including performances at the Lincoln Center with the Chamber Music Society and at Carnegie Hall with Ensemble MidtVest.
Broadcasts on Performance Today. For more details see the calendar.