Liona Boyd

Born Jul 11, 1949

Liona Maria Carolynne Boyd, CM, O. Ont, is a Canadian classical guitarist, composer, songwriter and singer. Boyd was born in London, England on July 11, 1949, moved to Canada with her parents when she was eight years old and became a naturalized Canadian citizen in 1975. She lives in Toronto, Canada.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Liona Boyd.


1949 Birth Born on July 11, 1949.


1972 22 Years Old In 1972, Boyd graduated with honours from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Performance. … Read More
1973 23 Years Old In 1973, while studying with Lagoya, she busked on the streets of Nice for extra money. … Read More
In 1975, after her New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall, Andrés Segovia wrote a prescient message on a card and passed it to Boyd: "Through your beauty and talent you will conquer the public, philharmonic or not." … Read More
1976 26 Years Old In 1976 Boyd joined SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) and established Mid-Continental Music, her publishing company. … Read More
1979 29 Years Old In 1979 Liona Boyd won the Juno award for Instrumental Artist of the Year.


1980 30 Years Old Boyd released six records between 1980 and 1989: Spanish Fantasy (1980), A Guitar for Christmas (1981), The Best of Liona Boyd (1982), Virtuoso (1983), Liona Live in Tokyo (1984), The Romantic Guitar of Liona Boyd (1985), Persona (1986), Encore (1988), Christmas Dreams (1989) and Highlights (1989).
1982 32 Years Old In 1982, 1983, and 1984 Boyd won Juno awards for Instrumental Artist of the Year.
1986 37 Years Old In 1986, Boyd recorded the breakthrough album Persona, a mixture of Rock, New Age and Classical, with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and guitarists David Gilmour of Pink Floyd and Eric Clapton.


1990 41 Years Old Boyd released four records between 1990 and 1999: Paddle to the Sea (1990), Dancing on the Edge (1991), Classically Yours (1995) and Whispers of Love (1999).
1996 47 Years Old In 1996 Liona Boyd won the Juno award for Instrumental Artist of the Year.


2002 53 Years Old In 2002 Boyd released Camino Latino, an album of original compositions in the nuevo-Latino style. … Read More


2009 60 Years Old Liona Boyd released two records in 2009. … Read More
2011 62 Years Old In late 2011, Liona and producer Peter Bond began to collaborate on a new album of 15 songs she composed, inspired by Canada, called "The Return… To Canada with Love" and released by Universal Music Canada in September 2013. … Read More
2014 65 Years Old In 2014 Liona released her third Christmas album called A Winter Fantasy.
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In December 2015 she released a 90-minute compilation called Relaxing Guitar. … Read More
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