Rupert Boyd, guitar
Laura Metcalf, cello
Boyd Meets Girl features Australian classical guitarist, Rupert Boyd, and American cellist, Laura Metcalf. The duo performs an eclectic and engaging range of repertoire, from Bach to Beyoncé. Both acclaimed soloists in their own rights, Boyd has been described as "truly evocative" by The Washington Post, and as "a player who deserves to be heard" by Classical Guitar Magazine; Metcalf, also a member of the ensembles Sybarite5 and Break of Reality, has been called "brilliant" by Gramophone, and "…a cellist whose passion for music is as evident as her artistry and talent," by i care if you listen. Boyd Meets Girl has toured throughout the USA, Australia, India and Nepal, including appearances at the Newport Music Festival (Rhode Island), the Gharana Music Festival (Kathmandu, Nepal) and the Monsoon Music Festival (Kolkata, India).
In 2017, Boyd Meets Girl released its debut album on the Grammy award-winning label Sono Luminous, in conjunction with a 50-concert world tour. The album reached #3 on the Billboard Traditional Classical chart, and received the following review in Gramophone: "They play like one, with a harmony of purpose as sure as their intonation." The album has received over three quarters of a million streams on Spotify, and has been broadcast on New York’s WQXR and SiriusXM, and was selected as "Album of the Week" on California's KDFC and Australia’s national ABC Classic FM.
Artistic directors of the acclaimed Sunday morning concert series GatherNYC, and a happily married couple, the duo lives in New York City with their baby son, Milo.
Find Boyd Meets Girl on the web at www.boydmeetsgirlduo.com.