Cellist Laura Metcalf, renowned as a compelling solo and chamber musician, has been acclaimed for her “brilliant” playing (Gramophone Magazine),"gorgeous cello legatos" (The Washington Post), and described as “a cellist whose passion for music is as evident as her artistry and talent” (I care if you listen).
She has performed in nearly all 50 U.S. states and in countries on six continents, including, among many others, South Africa, Nepal, Argentina, Qatar, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Australia.
In 2016 Laura released her first solo album, First Day, on the Grammy-winning label Sono Luminus. Described as a “joyous program” by American Record Guide, the album debuted at #7 on the Billboard Classical charts. She followed up that release in 2017 with "Boyd Meets Girl," a duo album with her husband, classical guitarist Rupert Boyd, which reached #3 on the Billboard Classical Charts, and was praised by Gramophone: "They play like one, with a harmony of purpose as sure as their intonation."
Laura is the cellist of award-winning string quintet Sybarite5. Winner of the prestigious Concert Artists Guild competition, Sybarite5 has given hundreds of concerts worldwide, including appearances at Carnegie Hall, Library of Congress, and the Ravinia, Caramoor, Aspen, Wolf Trap and Chautauqua Music Festivals.
Laura also performs regularly with the popular cello-percussion quartet Break of Reality, recently selected for an ongoing world tour as musical ambassadors of the US State Department. In addition, she has been repeatedly invited to the Newport Music Festival and the IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music Sessions.
Outside of the classical realm Laura has performed on the David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and Today Shows, and alongside such artists as Adele, John Legend and Nas.
Laura lives in New York City.