A dynamic soloist, enthusiastic chamber musician and passionate orchestral performer, Giorgio Consolati started playing the flute when he was eleven years old. He attended the “Verdi” Conservatory in Milano, Italy, where he was the first undergraduate flutist to graduate with top marks, honors and special mention in 2012. From 2012 to 2014, Giorgio studied with Chiara Tonelli (Principal Flute of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra) at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, where he graduated with top marks and honors, and with Paola Fre (Sentieri Selvaggi Ensemble). He also studied piccolo with Nicola Mazzanti (Solo Piccolo of the Orchestra Maggio Musicale Fiorentino). He is now pursuing his education at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Carol Wincenc. Giorgio is a proud recipient of the prestigious Kovner Fellowship, award that was given for the first time to a flutist.
As a member of the Juilliard Orchestra, Giorgio has served as principal flute in several of the major concert halls in New York City including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Peter Jay Sharp Theater with Alan Gilbert, Speranza Scappucci, David Zinman, James Gaffigan, Peter Oundjian, Gerard Schwarz and Gianandrea Noseda. Giorgio was selected to perform Debussy’s “Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune” under the baton of David Robertson at David Geffen Hall in April 2015. During his past summers, Giorgio performed with the National Repertory Orchestra, where he was chosen as a soloist in Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto, and at the Norfolk-Yale Chamber Music Festival. Highlights of his Italian years include performances in the Sala Verdi, where he played as soloist with the Verdi Conservatory Orchestra and at Bellagio Festival and the Festival Milano Musica in 2011 and 2012, where his performances were broadcasted by the national Italian radio, RAI RADIO 3.
An avid collaborator and performer of both traditional and contemporary music, Giorgio actively performs with Juilliard’s contemporary ensemble AXIOM, lead by Jeffrey Milarsky. Giorgio won the First Prize at the Concorso Flautistico Nazionale Emanuele Krakamp and the First Prize ex aequo at the Arnaldo Rancati Prize in Milan. He also won the Third Prize ex aequo (first not assigned) at the 9th International Flute Competition Leonardo De Lorenzo the First Prize at the Golden Classical Awards Music International Competition.
Giorgio has commanded and perfected the flute repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the Contemporary periods. He has also attended masterclasses of renowned flutists such as Maxence Larrieu and Patrick Gallois and has received scholarships to perform at the International Masterclasses of Sir James Galway and Marina Piccinini, where he has garnered much praise for his technical and musical skills.