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David W Moore
American Record Guide, November 2017

This is an enjoyable program. Both players are fine, and the recorded quality balances their sounds well. © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Guy Rickards
Gramophone, October 2017

Boyd Meets Girl comprises the Australian guitarist Rupert Boyd and the American cellist Laura Metcalf. A self-labelled ‘happily married couple’, they play like one, with a harmony of purpose as sure as their intonation. Boyd is a fine guitarist; if he’s new to these pages, Laura Metcalf is no stranger to them, her ‘suave, experienced bow arm’ having gained Jed Distler’s approval last year. That right arm is the motor for a gloriously warm and rich tone, well suited to the repertoire on this superbly engineered debut album for the duo. © 2017 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Phil Muse
Audio Video Club of Atlanta, October 2017

Guitarist Rupert Boyd and cellist Laura Metcalf, natives of Australia and the U.S. respectively, are now an old married couple living in New York, their base of operations for busy international careers. In a delightful (and very intriguing) recital, they give us a flavorful menu of duos for their instruments. They play with sensual beauty and with such a sense of fun that you really get the feeling of exciting new territory that is just in the process of being explored. © 2017 Audio Video Club of Atlanta Read complete review



Grego Applegate Edwards
Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review, September 2017

Two artists of stature, a mix of the contemporary modern and the classic, that is what goes into Boyd Meets Girl. It is a sort of cute, flip title that presaged to me something light. However the music is delightfully presented, much more than a bonbon between meals. It is weighty without being insistently so. This way it can provide atmosphere or a good deal more if you listen seriously.

The Boyd is classical guitarist Rupert Boyd. The ”Girl” is cellist Laura Metcalf. Both have a beautiful sound and the technique to match. And the blend of the two makes for a special confluence.

If you have expectations about the wonderful sound of cello and classical guitar together, they are met with absolute style and grace in the twin sonarities of Boyd and Metcalfe. More than met, really. Boyd Meets Girl is one of those fortunate intersection where we hear bells as much as they do.

A program that will appeal to a wide swath of listeners. It will do so with artistry at the highest levels. © 2017 Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review Read complete review



Terry Robbins
The WholeNote, August 2017

boyd meets girl sees the American cellist Laura Metcalf paired with her husband, the Australian guitarist Rupert Boyd, in a really terrific selection of pieces for cello and guitar.

The three-movement Reflexões No. 6 by Bolivian composer Jaime Zenamon is a lovely work, full of rich and sonorous cello lines and some rapid guitar work, all beautifully handled by the duo.

A warm and resonant recorded sound quality complements a superb CD that is an absolute delight from beginning to end. © 2017 The WholeNote Read complete review




Angus McPherson
Limelight, August 2017

A delightful disc full of well-known works and hidden treasures.

There is a sense of lightness and joy that permeates Boyd Meets Girl, the works are uniformly a pleasure to listen to, and, no doubt, to perform—but there is also plenty to sink your teeth into. The Zenamon and Edwards are highlights and the arrangements of more familiar works are approached with sensitivity and flair. Well worth a look. © 2017 Limelight Read complete review



Jeremy Shatan
anearful, August 2017

…here we have the charming couple of Boyd and Metcalf, who have converted their happy marriage into the unusual musical pairing of cello and guitar. Either through their own arrangements, or some applied research, the duo has managed to assemble a varied and highly satisfying collection. © 2017 anearful Read complete review



Lisa Flynn
WFMT (Chicago), July 2017

“Boyd Meets Girl” pairs Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf. Acclaimed soloists in their own right, as a duo they perform an eclectic and engaging range of repertoire, from the Baroque through modern day, including many of their own arrangements. © 2017 WFMT (Chicago)




Infodad.com, July 2017

Everything here is quite well-played—the Siete Canciones Populares Españolas by Manuel de Falla (1876–1946) come off particularly stylishly… Listeners intrigued by this instrumental combination and interested in hearing some very fine, virtuosic and sensitive playing will enjoy the disc. © 2017 Infodad.com Read complete review



KDFC Radio, July 2017

Boyd Meets Girl is the duo debut album from American cellist Laura Metcalf and her husband, the acclaimed Australian guitarist Rupert Boyd. For their first recording together, they’ve chosen works by Bach, Falla, Faure, Arvo Part, Piazolla, and even Michael Jackson! © 2017 KDFC Radio





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