CMS Two Member

Tommaso Lonquich

Clarinet

Tommaso Lonquich Photo credit: Anna Grudinina

Italian clarinetist Tommaso Lonquich enjoys a distinguished international career, having performed on the most prestigious stages of four continents and at major festivals. He is solo clarinetist with Ensemble MidtVest, an acclaimed chamber ensemble based in Denmark. As a chamber musician, he has partnered with Pekka Kuusisto, Carolin Widmann, Ani Kavafian, Nicolas Dautricourt, David Shifrin, Charles Neidich, Klaus Thunemann, Sergio Azzolini, Umberto Clerici, Gilbert Kalish, Alexander Lonquich, Jeffrey Swann, and the Danish, Zaïde, and Allegri string quartets. He performs regularly as solo clarinetist with the Leonore Orchestra in Italy and has collaborated with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Fabio Luisi, and Leonard Slatkin. He has conceived several collaborative performances with dancers, actors, and visual artists. With Ensemble MidtVest, 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, dedicated to the exploration of music, theatre, art, and psychoanalysis. He can be heard on a number of CD releases for DaCapo, CPO, and Col Legno, as well as on broadcasts for Performance Today, the BBC, and other radio programs around the world. Mr. Lonquich graduated from the University of Maryland under the tutelage of Loren Kitt, furthering his studies with Alessandro Carbonare and Michel Arrignon at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofía in Madrid. In 2009 the Queen of Spain awarded him the Escuela’s prestigious annual prize. He is a member of CMS Two.