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 is the clarinetist with one of the most busy chamber music schedule, worldwide.
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.
“Lonquich [...] tore into the dazzling passagework and soared on wings of song.”
— New York Classical Review (8-04-2017)
“As they played, our three participants phrased wisely. And all three of them sang. On his clarinet, Lonquich was slick, smooth, and swinging.”
— The New Criterion (23-01-2017)
“New to me this evening was clarinetist Tommaso Lonquich, who 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.”
— Oberon’s Grove (22-11-2015)
“Widmann’s Fantasie was a wild and fluid ride through jazz-tinged lightheartedness and modernist aggression, brilliantly played by Tommaso Lonquich.”
— Wales Arts Review (22-02-2014)
“La qualità dell’interpretazione… è stata eccellente. Lonquich è un clarinettista compiuto, con un curriculum molto interesante, e la cui musicalità e buona tecnica animano la musica che interpreta in modo molto convincente. La sua gamma dinamica sorprende, da un sonoro fortissimo ad un tenue pianissimo; e un timbro adatto per ciascuna frase. […] Lonquich nuovamente formidabile nei suoi interventi.”
— Mundoclasico (30-04-2009)
A proposal of great charm and rare listening with a group of outstanding musicians who met specifically for this project featuring the harp of Anneleen Lenaerts, the flute of Irena Kavćić, the clarinet of Tommaso Lonquich and the strings of Quatuor Zaïde.