Boyd Meets Girl

Online concert

Friday, July 10, 2020, at 7:30 PM

The duo of Australian guitarist Rupert Boyd and American cellist Laura Metcalf, a union of warmth, brilliance, and imagination, offering works by Budos, Beyoncé, Lennon/McCartney, Schubert, and Messiaen

“They play like one, with a harmony of purpose as sure as their intonation.” — Gramophone

To attend this online concert, register by clicking the “Reserve” button below. We suggest a contribution of $20 to support the artist. Prior to the concert, you will receive an email with the link to the online concert.


ZENAMON Reflexões No. 6
BUDOS A New York Minute
SCHUBERT Gretchen am Spinnrade
BEYONCÉ Pray You Catch Me (arr. Boyd Meets Girl)
GNATTALI Allegretto comodo
MESSIAEN Quartet for the End of Time: V. Praise for the Eternity of Jesus
LENNON/McCARTNEY Blackbird (arr. Boyd Meets Girl)
FALLA Selections from Siete Canciones Populares Españolas

Boyd Meets Girl pairs Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf. The duo performs an eclectic and engaging range of repertoire, from the baroque through modern day, including many of their own arrangements. Both acclaimed soloists in their own right, Boyd has been described as “truly evocative” by The Washington Post, and as “a player who deserves to be heard” by Classical Guitar Magazine, while Metcalf, also a member of the ensembles Sybarite5 and Break of Reality, has been called “brilliant” by Gramophone. 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 40-concert world tour. The album reached #3 on the Billboard Traditional Classical chart, and was described as “winning” by Classical Guitar Magazine, and received the following review in Gramophone: “They play like one, with a harmony of purpose as sure as their intonation.” The album has been broadcast on New York’s WQXR and SiriusXM, among others, and was selected as “Album of the Week” on California’s KDFC and Australia’s national ABC Classic FM.

A happily married couple, the duo lives in New York City.

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