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Galeria de Belas Artes
Art Chamber Galeria de Belas Artes
Wednesday: 14th October 2015
Begin: 7.30pm

Rupert Boyd
solo guitar

RUPERT BOYD, classical guitarist

"Remember the name Rupert Boyd. While there may never be another classical guitarist like Segovia, this young Australian left his Marlow Guitar Series audience with the impression that someday there may not be the likes of him again, either."
- The Washington Post

New York-based Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd is acclaimed as one of the most talented guitarists of his generation. He has been described by The Washington Post as "truly evocative," and by Classical Guitar Magazine as "a player who deserves to be heard." His performances have taken him across four continents, from New York's Carnegie Hall, to the Barcelona Guitar Festival in Spain, Strings-139 Festival in China, Festival de Musique Classique in France, and every state and territory in mainland Australia.

In addition to his Carnegie Hall debut as part of the D'Addario Music Foundation's "International Competition Winners in Concert" Series, Rupert Boyd's recent performance highlights include the Newport Music Festival, Music in the Strathmore Mansion, Marlow Guitar Series, Grand Canyon Guitar Society, Boston Guitar Society, University of Denver and University of Hawaii.
In New York, Rupert Boyd has performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City Classical Guitar Society, Merkin Concert Hall, Trinity Wall Street, Bargemusic, SubCulture, and with a diversity of groups such as New York Festival of Song and Moving Theater Dance Company.

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."

Active as both a soloist and chamber musician, Rupert Boyd regularly performs throughout the world as part of the Australian Guitar Duo with guitarist Jacob Cordover. The duo has given performances in the United States, France, Spain, China, the Philippines and throughout Australia. The duo was a prizewinner of the Chamber Music section of the Australian Guitar Competition, and their debut CD Songs from the Forest was described as "wonderfully entertaining" by Classical Guitar Magazine, and "very impressive" by Soundboard Magazine.

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. In addition to winning the Andrés Segovia award from the Manhattan School of Music, Rupert Boyd was also a winner of the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition and winner of the Eisenberg-Fried Concerto Competition.

THE PROGRAMME

God of the Northern Forest - Phillip Houghton (b. 1954)
Kinkachoo, I Love You

4 Celtic Songs (arr. David Russell) - Traditional
Loch Leven Castle
Skye Boat Song
Cherish the Ladies
Neil Gow's Lament


Fantasy on a Hawaiian Lullaby - Byron Yasui (b. 1940)


Prélude op. 13 - A. Fornerod (1890-1965)
Étude No. 9: Tres Peu Anime - H. Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)


Otoño Porteño (arr. S. Assad) - Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)


~ intermission~


Fantasie - John Dowland (1563-1626)


Fantasy in A minor, op. 19 - Luigi Legnani (1790-1877)


Tres Apuntes - Leo Brouwer (b. 1939)
De el "Homenaje a Falla"
De unfragmento instrumental
Sobre un canto de Bulgaria


Pantomima (arr. R. Boyd) - Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
The Miller's Dance (arr. T. Kain)


Fantasia on La Traviata - Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909)


Encore: El Noi de la Mare (arr. Miguel Llobet) - Catalan Folk Song

 

 


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