Amy Advocat, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet

Photo by Claudia Hansen.

Photo by Claudia Hansen.

Hailed as “dazzling” by the Boston Globe, 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 70 new works, including pieces by Marti Epstein, Curtis Hughes, and Osnat Netzer. Their recording of Andy VoresFabrication 10: Itch appears on his latest CD One Head, released in January 2013. 

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 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 was the basis of Ms. Advocat’s studies toward her DMA at McGill University in Montréal.

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

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