Hailed as "dazzling" by the Boston Globe, Amy Advocat, clarinetist, is an avid performer of new music having performed with the Firebird Ensemble, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, The New Fromm Players at Tanglewood, Callithumpian Consort, Boston Microtonal Society's NotaRiotous, Juventas, the Second Instrumental Unit, and the Ontario-based TranSpectra. Always looking for the most innovative projects, Ms. Advocat was recently highlighted in the Boston Globe for her work at the Bohlen Pierce Symposium in Boston, during which she premiered six new pieces on the newly invented Bohlen-Pierce clarinet. This instrument plays in a non-octave-repeating tuning system which offers an alternative to our own, and is the basis of Ms. Advocat's studies for her DMA at McGill University in Montréal.
Equally at home with more traditional classical music, Amy Advocat has also performed with the Boston Pops, Opera Boston, Boston Philharmonic and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Advocat was twice a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, and participated at the New York String Orchestra Seminar, Spoleto USA Festival, Virginia Arts Festival, and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.
Ms. Advocat was named the first recipient of the Boston Woodwind Society's Harold Wright award and is a Hadar Foundation Scholar. She received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music Degrees from the New England Conservatory, where she was a recipient of the Tourjée award; a scholarship awarded to one outstanding NEC graduate who returns for a second degree. Her principal teachers include Simon Aldrich, Thomas Martin, David Weber, William Wrzesien and Craig Nordstrom. She has been recorded on Mode, Navona and New World Records.