Rupert Boyd, guitar

Photo Credit: Jiyang Chan

Regarded as one of the finest guitarists of his generation, Rupert has been described as “a very fine musician” by Gramophone, “truly evocative” by The Washington Post and “a player who deserves to be heard” by Classical Guitar Magazine. He has performed across four continents, from New York’s Carnegie Hall to festivals in Europe, China, India, Nepal, the Philippines, New Zealand, and his native Australia.

Active as both a soloist and chamber musician, Rupert regularly performs internationally in Boyd Meets Girl with cellist Laura Metcalf and The Australian Guitar Duo with guitarist Jacob Cordover. Boyd Meets Girl’s 2022 release, Songs of Love & Desire, was praised by Gramophone as “beguiling…fascinating…enchanting”. Classical Guitar Magazine described The Australian Guitar Duo’s debut album Songs from the Forest as “wonderfully entertaining”. Rupert’s most recent solo album, The Guitar, was called “a must-have album of 2019” by This Is Classical Guitar, 

Recent concert highlights include performances for the Moab Music Festival, Newport Music Festival, Caramoor, Strathmore, Festival Napa Valley, the Austin and Cleveland Classical Guitar Societies, and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Rupert exclusively plays D’Addario Strings and lives in New York City, where he is co-artistic director of GatherNYC, a revolutionary Sunday morning concert series at the Museum of Arts and Design. 

Upcoming Performances:

Sept 10 – Music Hike II: Free Voices of Eastern Europe

Sept 12-15 – San Juan River Musical Raft Trip