Italian flutist Giorgio Consolati is committed to presenting diverse programs showcasing flute masterworks and newly-commissioned works, always striving to captivate and engage his audiences. Praised for his “lustrous tone” (Musical America) and his “full tone, exacting articulation and interpretive intelligence” (New York Classical Review), Giorgio’s career highlights include performances at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, the New World Center in Miami, and the Beijing China Conservatory. As a soloist, Giorgio has appeared on stage in New York City’s David Geffen Hall performing the Flute Concerto by Christopher Rouse with Alan Gilbert and the Juilliard Orchestra. He has also performed with the National Repertory Orchestra in Colorado and the Verdi Conservatory Orchestra in Milano, Italy. In addition to his solo appearances, Giorgio has released his debut album Tour De Flute in 2019, and is a winner of many competitions including the De Lorenzo International Flute Competition, the Emanuele Krakamp Flute Competition and the National Society of Arts and Letters Woodwind Competition. Highlights of Giorgio’s upcoming projects include performances at the Marlboro Festival in the summer of 2022, a solo recital in Milano Italy, and a six-US city tour with Musicians from Marlboro in 2023.
Passionate about chamber music, Giorgio has performed at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and has been invited to the highly selective Marlboro Music Festival, where he was heard with violinist Hiroko Yajima, oboist Nathan Hughes, clarinetist Charles Neidich, and pianist Lydia Brown. Giorgio also took part in a five-city tour with the Musicians from Marlboro series and will have another in 2023. In addition to his chamber music experience, Giorgio has appeared at the distinguished contemporary festival Milano Musica, where his performances were broadcasted by the premiere Italian classical radio station Rai Radio 3, and with The Juilliard School’ s AXIOM and New Juilliard Ensemble.
As an orchestral musician, Giorgio has served as the associate principal flute of Symphony in C and, as a member of the Juilliard Orchestra, has played under the batons of John Adams, Gianandrea Noseda, Peter Oundjian, and David Robertson. Aside from his performing career, Giorgio has been teaching extensively as a private instructor, as well as online on Play with a Pro. In addition, Giorgio has given masterclasses for the Summer Intensive Program for Symphony in C, at the Beijing Central Conservatory, and at Longy School of Bard College in Cambridge.
A native of Milan, Giorgio is the first flutist in his hometown Conservatory’s 215-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 guidance of Carol Wincenc. He has also earned an Artist Diploma degree from the Peabody Institute studying 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!