Praised for his “lustrous tone” (Musical America) and his “full tone, exacting articulation and interpretive intelligence” (New York Classical Review), Italian flutist Giorgio Consolati is committed to presenting diverse programs showcasing pieces that range from masterworks of the flute repertoire to newly-commissioned works.
Highlights of Giorgio’s upcoming projects include performances at the Marlboro Festival in the summer of 2020, the release of his first solo album Tour De Flute, a residency at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute, appearances in collaboration with other artists of Center for Musical Excellence, and a six-city tour with Musicians from Marlboro in the fall of 2020.
Giorgio’s career highlights include performances at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Miami’s New World Center, and the Beijing China Conservatory. A passionate soloist, Giorgio has appeared on stage in David Geffen Hall performing Christopher Rouse’s Flute Concerto with Maestro Alan Gilbert and the Juilliard Orchestra. He has also performed with the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge and the Verdi Conservatory Orchestra in Milan. In addition to his solo appearances, Giorgio is a winner of many competitions including the 9th De Lorenzo International Flute Competition, first prize winner of the Emanuele Krakamp Flute Competition, and first prize of the National Society of Arts and Letters Woodwind Competition. Giorgio is also a multiple time grant awardee of the Friends of Flutes Foundation.
During his summers at the Marlboro Music Festival, Giorgio performed with artists such as Hiroko Yajima, Sally Chisholm, Nathan Hughes, Charles Neidich, and Lydia Brown. He was also heard at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and in New York City’s Lincoln Center, and his groups had the opportunity to work with coaches such as Tara O’Connor, William Purvis, Sylvia Rosenberg, Lucy Shelton, and Stephen Taylor. Always looking to expand the flute repertoire, Giorgio regularly collaborates with living composers and, while attending Juilliard, he collaborated with AXIOM and the New Juilliard Ensemble. Giorgio has also performed at the distinguished contemporary festival Milano Musica, where his performances were broadcasted by the premiere Italian classical radio station, Rai Radio 3.
Giorgio is currently the associate principal flute of Symphony in C and, as a member of the Juilliard Orchestra, he has served as principal flutist in major concert halls under the batons of John Adams, Alan Gilbert, Gianandrea Noseda, Peter Oundjian, David Robertson, Speranza Scappucci, and David Zinman.
A native of Milan, Giorgio is the first flutist in his hometown Conservatory’s 212-year history to graduate with top honors and honorable mention. Giorgio studied with several of Italy’s premier flutists including Paola Fre, Nicola Mazzanti and Chiara Tonelli. As a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship, Giorgio earned both his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Carol Wincenc. He is now a candidate for the Artist Diploma program at the Peabody Institute, where he studies with Marina Piccinini. Giorgio has also attended masterclasses with Sir James Galway, Maxence Larrieu, and Patrick Gallois. When not blazing through the flute repertoire, Giorgio enjoys going to art exhibitions, traveling, and trying new cuisines!