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Liona Boyd

Liona Boyd, known as "The First Lady of the Guitar" has introduced millions around the world to the art of classical guitar through her concerts, television specials, and twenty two recordings, many of which have gone "Gold" and "Platinum".

Liona gave concerts around the globe and had the opportunity to play for dozens of world leaders such as the British Royal Family, the King and Queen of Spain, Presidents of the United States and Mexico, the prime ministers of Canada, France, and Britain, and the Chancellor of Germany, as well as at NATO and Summit Conferences. Her guitar music filled concert halls all the way from Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing, Bangkok, New Delhi, Edinburgh, Paris, Auckland, Frankfurt, Santiago, Rio, Bogotá, Havana, London, to Copenhagen, Lisbon and Mexico City.

After spending most of her life in Toronto, Canada Liona married John B. Simon and resided in Beverly Hills, California for fourteen years. She continued to concertize and also devoted herself to many charitable causes helping to raise millions of dollars in Canada and the USA through fundraising concerts. After divorcing she moved around the continent several times relocating first to Miami in 2004, then to Connecticut in 2007, to Santa Monica in 2010 and returned to live in Toronto in 2011.

Liona was diagnosed with Musician’s Focal Dystonia in 2003. She left the stage for 6 years but during that time eventually reinvented her guitar technique, pursued a life long dream learning to sing, and returned triumphantly to the recording studio in 2009. Universal Music Canada released two milestone CDs "Liona Boyd Sings Songs of Love" with Croatian guitarist/singer Srdjan Gjivoje and "Seven Journeys, music for the Soul and the Imagination" produced by Peter Bond, described as "Vangelis meets Enya meets Morricone."

Miraculously she is now back on stage having overcome this supposedly “incurable” condition and has added singing and songwriting to her already illustrious career. She now performs on her guitar with Michael Savona, a fellow classical guitarist and singer and is presently at work recording a new CD called "The Return…to Canada with love". This new project features both sweeping instrumentals and songs inspired by Canada, with special guest appearances by fellow Canadian Artists.

Liona wrote "Music contributes profoundly to the richness and beauty of our life experience. I feel so fortunate to be able to share this wonderful international language with people around the world."

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