World-class Classical Guitar in Wilmington, Delaware

Rupert Boyd with special guest Xiaobo Pu

Rupert Boyd and Xiaobo Pu
CONCERT: Rupert Boyd, classical guitar with special guest Xiaobo Pu

Date: Sunday February 28 at noon (doors open at 11:00 am for brunch)
Admission: $15 General Admission / $10 Students/Seniors/WCGS & PCGS Members
Tickets*: available at box office or online here at TICKETS*
Location: World Cafe Live at The Queen, 500 North Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Parking: Paid lot or free(?) street parking

*Advance tickets for this event are available here on the WCGS website up until the day of show without fees. Please note, a $3-4 fee will be applied to tickets purchased through the World Cafe Live box office and at the door. Purchase your tickets here early to avoid fees.

Australian 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.”

Join us for a wonderful Sunday afternoon brunch concert with Rupert Boyd featuring works by Bach, Granados, Houghton, Piazzolla, Sor and more!

This concert is a brunch concert. Food service will be available (food and drink sold separately). Concertgoers are encouraged to come early and enjoy brunch at World Cafe Live. Doors open at 11:00 am!

Guest Opening Artist: Xiaobo Pu from the Curtis Institute of Music

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“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 recent 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.

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