Rupert Boyd

Australian guitarist Rupert Boyd is acclaimed as one of the most talented guitarists of his generation. He has performed throughout North America, Europe and Australia, and has been described by The Washington Post as “truly evocative”, and by Classical Guitar Magazine as “a player who deserves to be heard.”

In addition to his recent Carnegie Hall debut sponsored by the D’Addario Music Foundation, Rupert Boyd has performed at the most prestigious concert halls in New York City, including the 92nd Street Y, Merkin Concert Hall, Bargemusic, the New York City Classical Guitar Society and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (the world’s largest Gothic cathedral). He has worked with a diversity of groups such as New York Festival of Song and Moving Theater Dance Company, and has given solo recitals for the Boston Guitar Society, the Marlow Guitar Series in Washington, D.C. and the Newport Music Festival in Rhode Island.

Rupert Boyd’s debut recording Valses Poéticos received the following review in the UK magazine Classical Guitar: “The performances that Boyd gives here are first-rate... Even the Bach is one of the best of its kind.” Soundboard, the Guitar Foundation of America’s quarterly publication, gave the CD the following review: “Boyd’s playing is beautifully refined, with gorgeous tone… musically and technically flawless… the album is first-rate.” Soundboard also described the eponymous work by Granados as “one of the best recorded performances of this work on guitar.”

A love of chamber music led Rupert Boyd to form the Australian Guitar Duo with guitarist Jacob Cordover. The duo has performed throughout the world, including appearances at the New York Guitar Duo Festival in New York City, Project Canción Española in Spain and Festival de Musique Classique in France. The duo was a prizewinner of the Chamber Music section of the Australian Guitar Competition, and their debut CD Songs from the Forest was released to much critical acclaim in March 2012, with a tour that included every state and territory in mainland Australia.

In addition to winning the Andrés Segovia award from the Manhattan School of Music, Rupert Boyd was a winner of the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition and winner of the Eisenberg-Fried Concerto Competition, the latter of which resulted in a performance of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with orchestra, conducted by Lawrence Leighton Smith.

Rupert Boyd holds a Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours) from the Australian National University School of Music, a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music and an Artist Diploma from the Yale University School of Music. His major teachers have been Timothy Kain, David Leisner and Benjamin Verdery.

Rupert Boyd currently resides in New York City. He is represented in North America by Dan McDaniel, LLC and exclusively plays
D’Addario strings.

$10.00 - $17.00


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