June 2023

Laura Metcalf, President

Laura Metcalf is a New York-based cellist and a sought-after chamber musician and collaborator. She is part of the hugely successful duo Boyd Meets Girl with her husband, classical guitarist Rupert Boyd. She is also co-founder and curator of GatherNYC, a biweekly Sunday morning concert series at NYC’s Museum of Art and Design. Laura is drawn to projects that push boundaries and expand the definition of classical chamber music.

Rupert Boyd, Vice-President & Treasurer

Rupert Boyd is a New York-based classical guitarist. Active as both a soloist and chamber musician, Rupert Boyd regularly performs throughout the world in Boyd Meets Girl, with cellist Laura Metcalf, and the Australian Guitar Duo with guitarist Jacob Cordover. He is co-founder of GatherNYC. Rupert was recently named New Artist of the Month in Musical America for his work as a performer and curator.

Christina Vargas-Kornfeld, Secretary

Christina Vargas-Kornfeld is Executive Director of Leadership Initiatives in the Office of the Vice Chairman at the Estée Lauder Companies. She holds an MA in industrial/organizational psychology from New York University, and lives in New York, NY.

Brad Rubenstein, Officer

Brad Rubinstein serves as partner at Celerity Consulting Group in San Francisco. He has developed methodology and training programs aimed at high-tech companies that focus on accelerating projects by clarifying goals, creating team and management commitment, and proactively mitigating risk. He holds a PhD in computer science from UC Berkeley, where he wrote a dissertation on the data management of musical information.