Antonio Restucci was born in Santiago, Chile in 1956. A guitar and mandolin virtuoso, Antonio began his career at the age of 15 recording his first LP with Brazilian composer Manduka. In 1986 his band "La Hebra" won Radio Beethoven's "Best Latin Jazz Band" award. Antonio toured Europe for several years playing with such artists as Amalgama and Ojos de Brujo. In Chile he participated in several projects along with local musicians such as Joe Vasconcellos, Francesca Ancarola, and "Los Tres" with whom he traveled to the US to record an MTV Unplugged program.
Antonio Restucci has developed his own unique contemporary composition style blending the folk sounds of his South American roots with Flamenco and Classical Spanish guitar, Latin Jazz and Jazz Rock. He has recorded five solo CD's and was highly influential on many others. He has been recognized as one of the best musicians in Chile. In 1998 Restucci was named "Best Guitarist of the Decade" by SCD, Sociedad del Derecho de Autor. In 2000 he won the ALTAZOR Award for his album "Vetas" as the best "Jazz-Alternative Record" of the year.
In 2001 Antonio moved to Barcelona, Spain where he joined the band "Ojos de Brujo" with whom he toured Europe. He recently signed a recording contract with Petroglyph Records in the United States with whom he recently released his sixth album, "Crisol." Featuring top musicians from both Spain and Chile and produced by Grammy Award winner, Andy Byrd, "Crisol" is a monumental CD some have called an audiofile's must have collectors album. Truly a world-class musician with a commanding stage presence Antonio Restucci regularly blows away his audiences. Critics compare him to Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucia and John McLaughlin.