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Internationally known as “The First Lady of the Guitar”, Liona Boyd has held a unique position in the world of the classical guitar, through her arranging, her composing, and her twenty two albums, many of which attained gold and platinum status.
After studying in Paris Liona burst on the music scene in the mid-seventies gathering raves for her virtuoso playing.
She made her debut at Carnegie recital hall, played 100 concerts opening for Gordon Lightfoot, toured internationally as a soloist and guest of symphony orchestras, commissioned composers to write new repertoire for her, appeared on dozens of TV shows, hosted several TV specials,won five Juno Awards and became one of the world’s leading classical guitarists.
She has composed many original pieces in a wide range of styles from Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, to Contemporary Pop and Nuevo Latino.