Laura Metcalf and Rupert Boyd

Laura Metcalf and Rupert Boyd

Rupert Boyd, Guitar

“Remember the name Rupert Boyd. While there may never be another classical guitarist like Segovia, this young Australian left his Marlow Guitar Series audience with the impression that someday there may not be the likes of him again, either.”
- The Washington Post

Australian guitarist Rupert Boyd is acclaimed as one of the most talented guitarists of his generation. He has been described by The Washington Post as “truly evocative”, and by Classical Guitar Magazine as “a player who deserves to be heard.” He has performed throughout North America, Europe and Australia, including at New York’s Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Merkin Concert Hall and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (the world’s largest gothic cathedral). His solo CD Valses Poéticos received the following review in Soundboard, the quarterly publication of Guitar Foundation of America: “Boyd’s playing is beautifully refined, with gorgeous tone . . . musically and technically flawless . . . [the Granados is] one of the best recorded performances of this work on guitar.”

Laura Metcalf, Cello

Cellist Laura Metcalf, lauded for her “sensitive, melodic touch” (BlogCritics Magazine) enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and teacher. She is the cellist of acclaimed string quintet Sybarite5, winners of the 2011 Concert Artists Guild Victor Emaleh Competition, and has performed sold-out concerts at the Library of Congress, Lincoln Center and many other venues across the country. Sybarite5 made their Carnegie Hall debut at Zankel Hall in November 2012, and their album “Disturb the Silence” recently reached no. 10 on the Billboard Charts. Laura has given solo recitals on the WMP Strad for Lunch Series, the Hewlett-Woodmere Gold Series, Chatter New Mexico, Shandelee Music Festival Series, and the Livingston Music Club Series. This season she was a soloist with the Laredo Philharmonic, and has also been featured as soloist with the One World Symphony, Ensemble 212 Orchestra and the Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa. Laura is a member of the cello-percussion quartet Break of Reality, whose albums have sold more than 30,000 copies worldwide, and of the conductorless Salome Chamber Ensemble, with whom she appeared in Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum, and Steinway Hall. Laura is a regular visitor to the IMS Prussia Cove in Cornwall, England, where she is routinely invited to take part in the Open Chamber Music Seminar. Outside of the classical realm, Laura has appeared on the David Letterman Show, the Today Show, The View, Late Night with Conan O'Brian, and at the US Open and New York Fashion Week.



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