The Avanti Guitar Trio is an exciting chamber ensemble whose performances are approachable, and welcoming. Guitarists Amy Brucksch, Julie Goldberg and Christopher Teves blend pristine technique and nuanced musical interpretations, earning critical acclaim for their captivating concerts and varied programming.
Avanti's vast repertoire ranges from Baroque to Contemporary, features newly composed music, creative transcriptions of classical masterpieces, plus an occasional rock/pop or jazz tune.
Amy, Julie, and Chris met while studying at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Clare Callahan. Each has gone on to pursue active careers in performance, composition, and teaching. All relish their time together collaborating and performing as a national touring ensemble.
Formed in 2010, the Avanti Guitar Trio continues to expand their inspiring repertoire by composing/transcribing new works and collaborating with both established and upcoming composers.
Classical guitarist Amy Brucksch celebrates the guitar’s rich heritage, exploring musical connections with musicians as diverse as Celtic fiddlers, Baroque harpsichordists, African percussionists, and western NC’s first ever melodica band, One Road Over. She has a highly regarded CD, Luminescence, with flutist Kate Steinbeck and performed for many years with Pan Harmonia, a chamber music collective based in Asheville, NC. Her current collaborations include Trio Tapestry (violin, cello and guitar) and The Treblemakers, a genre-bending trio that explores new sounds for guitar with effects processors, synthesizers and melodicas! Passionate about sharing her love for the instrument, she currently teaches classical guitar to over 100 middle and high school students at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy.
A former faculty member of the University of Toledo and Ohio Arts Council Touring Artist, her music degrees are from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Bowling Green State University. Amy lives in Tryon, NC and plays a guitar custom made for her by luthier Gregory Byers.