The 2019 Lauring Guitar Master Class will be taught by Rupert Boyd, who has been described byThe Washington Post
as “truly evocative,” by Gramophone
as a “fine guitarist,” 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, Gharana Music Festival in Nepal, and every state and territory in Australia.
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, and in Boyd Meets Girl, with cellist Laura Metcalf. The Australian Guitar Duo was a prizewinner of the Chamber Music section of the Australian Guitar Competition, and its debut CD Songs from the Forest
was described as “wonderfully entertaining” by Classical Guitar Magazine
, and “very impressive” by Soundboard Magazine
. Boyd Meets Girl’s debut album, released in 2017 on the Sono Luminus label, reached #3 on the Billboard
Traditional Classical charts.
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. 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 master class will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 from 1-4pm.
Nominations are due: Nov. 13, 2018.
Auditions will be held: Sun, Dec. 9
ELGIBILITY: Master Classes are open to pre-college musicians from a wide range of ages and levels of training. The criteria for selecting participants include good preparation, serious dedication, and the ability to respond to suggestions in a class situation, whether the student is performing a standard concerto or a piece from the beginning repertoire. Students chosen to perform must be residents of New Jersey, New York or Connecticut. Students who cannot attend on the scheduled audition day may submit their audition via video.
• Beginning Students: one memorized piece with which the student feels comfortable
• Intermediate and Advanced Students: Two contrasting selections of the teacher’s choice.
(One movement of a sonata would constitute a selection.)
Repertoire must be memorized.
To audition for a Lauring Guitar Master Class, students must be nominated by their teachers. To nominate a student, click here
To pay your audition fee of $50 by credit or debit card, click on Add to Cart below. Or mail a check to the Thurnauer School of Music, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly, NJ 07670.