Liona Boyd, since her 1975 debut performance at Carnegie Hall, New York, has enthralled audiences worldwide with her romantic and unique brand of classical, folk and world music. In addition to her solo career, she has recorded and shared the stage with many artists of diverse genres, a small sampling of whom include Gordon Lightfoot, Chet Atkins, Canadian Brass, Eric Clapton, Olivia Newton-John, Yo Yo Ma and Al Di Meola. Also spanning a wide range of styles, Liona has released 28 studio, live or compilation albums, five of which went gold, and three platinum. No stranger to awards and accolades, her highlights include five Junos, the Order of Canada, five honorary doctorates and, in June 2018, the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition.
Following her 2009 diagnosis of focal dystonia, Liona tweaked her playing style, added singing to her repertoire and two years ago began touring with protégé, Andrew Dolson, classically trained in both guitar and voice. Audiences can anticipate solo and duet classical guitar pieces, songs — both familiar and new, personal anecdotes from a storied career ... all delivered with charm, humour and grace.
Don't miss An Intimate Evening with 'the first lady of guitar'Liona Boyd!
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