The duo of Bonita Boyd, flute and Nicholas Goluses, guitar has recently received much acclaim, the two members breathing new fire into a rich repertoire for guitar and flute, as well as an artistic vision which embraces an intense communication with audiences, support for new repertoire, and commitment to teaching. Both are professors at the Eastman School of Music.
The Boyd & Goluses Duo gave its debut at the 1993 Guitar Foundation of America Festival, the year that Nicholas Goluses founded the guitar department at Eastman, now a major center for guitar study and one of the world’s premier conservatories. Since then they have traveled across North America and China. The duo have given performances in New York at the National Flute Association Festival, at Spivey Hall in Atlanta, the Colors of Music and Toronto Chamber Music Festivals in Canada, and at Kilbourn Hall in Rochester. They have performed Duo Concerti with the New Jersey Symphony, with Eastman Virtuosi, and the Rochester Chamber Orchestra.
The Boyd & Goluses Duo records for Albany Records. Their first CD of music by Joan Tower, Augusta Read Thomas, Roberto Sierra and Katherine Hoover has received wide critical and audience acclaim. Their second recording, Quicksilver, features late twentieth-century songs and dances of the Americas for flute and guitar by Robert Beaser, David Liptak, and Astor Piazzolla.
As soloists Nicholas Goluses and Bonita Boyd have each performed throughout the world and have received international acclaim as performers, recording artists and master teachers. Each have been the recipient of the coveted Eisenhart Award for Excellence, the highest honor to be given to an Eastman Professor.