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 from masterworks of the flute repertoire to newly-commissioned works, always striving to captivate and engage his audiences. Giorgio’s career highlights include performances at Carnegie Hall, New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, Miami’s New World Center, and the Beijing China Conservatory. Highlights of Giorgio’s upcoming projects include a six-US city tour with Musicians from Marlboro, a solo concerto appearance with the York Symphony, and a residency at The Chamber Music Conference at Colgate University during the summer.
A passionate soloist, Giorgio has appeared on stage in David Geffen Hall performing Christopher Rouse’s Flute Concerto with 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.
Giorgio is the newly appointed principal flute of the York Symphony and the associate principal flute of Symphony in C. Giorgio has performed with the Baltimore Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony, and the Juilliard Orchestra, and has served as principal flutist in major concert halls under the batons of John Adams, Gianandrea Noseda, Peter Oundjian, David Robertson, and David Zinman.
Giorgio has also collaborated in many chamber music performances, especially during his summers at the Marlboro Music Festival, performing with artists such as Hiroko Yajima, Charles Neidich, and Lydia Brown. He was also heard at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and in different venues in New York City’s Lincoln Center. Always looking to expand the flute repertoire, Giorgio regularly collaborates with living composers and has performed and recorded new works. In particular, Giorgio took part in the recording of Neon and Oak, a new album featuring four world premieres that has been recently release. While attending Juilliard, Giorgio also played with AXIOM and the New Juilliard Ensemble, and 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.
As an educator, Giorgio is a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University and teaches at the Peabody Institute as the assistant of Marina Piccinini. Giorgio also has experience as a private instructor, as well as online through the platform Play with a Pro. In addition, Giorgio gave masterclasses for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, at the Longy Conservatory of Bard College, the University of Maryland, the Pavia Conservatory in Italy, and the Beijing Central Conservatory.
A native of Milan, Giorgio is the first flutist in his hometown Conservatory’s 214-year history to graduate with top honors and honorable mention. Giorgio studied with several of Italy’s premier flutists including Davide Formisano, 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. Giorgio is continuing his education with a Doctorate of Music degree under the guidance of Marina Piccinini at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he previously earned the prestigious Artist Diploma. 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!