Cellist Laura Metcalf, acclaimed worldwide for her “brilliant” playing (Gramophone Magazine),"gorgeous cello legatos" (The Washington Post), is 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 states and on six continents, including, among many others, South Africa, Nepal, Argentina, Qatar, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Australia. Laura's 2016 debut solo album, called a “joyous program” by American Record Guide, reached at #7 on the Billboard Classical Charts. Just one year later, "Boyd Meets Girl," a duo album with her husband, classical guitarist Rupert Boyd, reached #3 on the Billboard Classical Charts, and was praised by Gramophone Magazine: "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 at Carnegie Hall, Library of Congress, and the Ravinia, Caramoor, Aspen, Wolf Trap and Chautauqua Music Festivals. Laura also performs with the popular cello-percussion quartet Break of Reality, selected for an ongoing world tour as musical ambassadors of the US State Department. In addition, she regularly performs at the Newport Music Festival and the IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music Sessions. Outside of the classical realm, Laura has performed alongside Adele, John Legend, Nas and many others. Laura lives in New York City.