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.