'First Lady of the Guitar' Liona Boyd Presents a Brand New seasonal Release:
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"Music contributes profoundly to the richness and beauty of our life."
The long awaited follow-up platinum selling holiday album “A Winter Fantasy” will be in stores across Canada, and on iTunes October 21st!
Liona Boyd, five time Juno award winner, "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-four recordings, many of which have gone Gold and Platinum. “A Winter Fantasy” Is Liona’s all new and extraordinarily beautiful holiday album to be released October 21st It interweaves beloved traditional holiday music with original material that features sublime guitar sounds from Liona, supported by ethereal orchestrations and arrangements from Peter Bond and Michael Savona. Primarily Instrumental, it also features three vocal songs including a magical “O Holy Night” and Liona’s original song “Alone on Christmas Day”. The album concludes with a new version of “My Special Christmas Present is You”, her internet hit with Maria Aragon.
Liona’s “A Guitar for Christmas” was the very first classical album ever to go Platinum in Canada. It was followed by “Christmas Dreams”, both equally regarded in Liona’s long and distinguished career.
In 2009 Liona embarked upon an exciting new chapter in her career when she added singing to her guitar playing. She is now an accomplished singer and songwriter, while still integrating her classical guitar style into the new repertoire.
Liona has given solo and orchestral concerts around the globe and played for dozens of world leaders including the British Royal Family and the US President. She has recorded with Sir Andrew Davis and the English Chamber Orchestra, Yo Yo Ma and Georges Zamfir, and breaking with classical tradition has toured with Gordon Lightfoot and Tracy Chapman as well as recorded with Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, and Roger Whittaker. Liona has been a special guest on dozens of American television shows including The Tonight Show, Today Show, Boston Pops and Entertainment Tonight. Her virtuoso talents resulted in five Juno awards, five Honorary Doctorates, The Order of Canada, The Order of Ontario and the Diamond Jubilee Medal. She is a five-time winner of the Guitar Player Magazine poll for best classical guitarist and has been inducted into their "Gallery of Greats." Liona has composed and arranged hundreds of pieces for her instrument and also penned a best-selling autobiography, "In My Own Key... My Life in Love and Music".