Amy Advocat, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet

 Photo by Claudia Hansen.

Photo by Claudia Hansen.

Hailed as “dazzling” by the Boston Globe, and a "powerhouse" by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, Dr. Amy Advocat, clarinetist, is an avid performer of new music having performed with Guerilla Opera, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Sound IconFirebird Ensemble, Callithumpian Consort, Collage New Music, Dinosaur Annex, and The New Fromm Players.

Ms. Advocat is a founding member of the bass clarinet and marimba duo, Transient Canvas, with whom she has commissioned and premiered nearly 80 new works, including pieces by Lainie Fefferman, Dan VanHassel, and Adam Roberts. Transient Canvas has toured extensively in the United States and Europe. They were featured performers at New Music Gathering (San Francisco), SoundNOW Festival (Atlanta), New Music Nights at Spectrum (NYC), Original Gravity Concert Series, and New Gallery Concert Series. Committed to inspiring the next generation of musicians, Transient Canvas has been in residence at Harvard University, Tufts University, Boston Conservatory, Otterbein University, and University of Georgia and was the Ensemble in Residence at the 2017 Alba Music Festival Composition Program in Alba, Italy. Their debut album, Sift, was released in August 2017 on New Focus Recordings to rave reviews. KLANG New Music called it "one of the more refreshing things I've heard in recent years."

Equally at home with more traditional classical music, Amy Advocat has also performed with Odyssey Opera, Boston Pops, Harrisburg Symphony, Opera Boston, Boston Philharmonic, and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Advocat was twice a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, and has participated at the New Hampshire Music Festival, Monadnock Music, Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP), New York String Orchestra Seminar, Virginia Arts Festival, Spoleto USA Festival, and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.

Amy Advocat is a proud endorsing artist with Henri Selmer Paris Clarinets.