TV Appearances

Liona has been a featured subject of television specials and a guest on many television shows, including:

  • The Life and Times of Liona Boyd (CBC)
  • Superspecial - Liona Boyd (CBC)
  • Tonight Show NBC (three appearances)
  • Today (NBC) (two appearances)
  • Romancing the Guitar
  • The Merv Griffin Show (six appearances)
  • Entertainment Tonight (four appearances)
  • Liona Boyd - First Lady of the Classical Guitar (Canada)
  • Nightwatch (CBS)
  • Marilyn McKay - Profiles in Excellence (PBS)
  • A Festival of Classical Guitar
  • Pebble Mill ( England)
  • Olympic Athletes fundraiser with Gordon Lightfoot
  • Liona Boyd in Cuba
  • Liona Boyd in Costa Rica
  • Good Morning Tokyo
  • Liona Boyd - one hour special (NHK) (Japan)
  • Paul Kuhn Show (Germany)
  • Mary O'Hara (England)
  • Royal Command Gala (Edinburgh)
  • Liona Boyd, Classical Guitar (Rio, Brazil)
  • Pictures on Water (World Wildlife Fund, Canada)
  • Classical Guitar Concert (Istanbul,Turkey)
  • Live from the Pops (Boston Pops Orchestra) (PBS)
  • Dinah Shore Show
  • Canada AM (eleven appearances)
  • Alan Thicke Show
  • Alan Hamel show
  • Vicky Gabreau
  • The Originals ( Bravo)
  • Nashville Now
  • Buenos Dias Acapulco
  • The Monte Carlo Show


  • Five-time winner of the Juno Award for Instrumental Artist of the Year
  • Classical Guitar Player Magazine's Gallery of the Greats
  • Five-time winner of Guitar Player Magazine's Classical Guitar Musician of the Year
  • The Order of Canada
  • The Order of Ontario
  • Vanier Award
  • Women Who Make a Difference
  • Artist of the Year, and Honorary Mayor of San Antonio, Texas
  • Four Honorary Doctorate of Law degrees
  • One Honorary Doctorate of Music degree
  • Prix "Esprit du Ciècle"

Liona & Friends


"Little Seabird" performed by Liona Boyd and Srdjan Givoje.

Liona Boyd live in concert with Michael Savona in Saskatchewan. March 2012.

Yo Yo Ma
Eric Clapton
Chet Atkins
David Gilmour
Georges Zamfir
Gordon Lightfoot
Sir Andrew Davis
Al Di Meola
Steve Morse
Strunz and Farah
Peter Bond
Richard Fortin
Srdjan Givoje
Jesse Cook
Johannes Linstead
Michael Savona
Rick Emmett
Alex Lifeson
Ron Korb
Paul Anka
The Canadian Brass
Roger Whittaker
Frank Mills
Andre Gagnon
Tracy Chapman
Michael Kamen
Oliver Schroer


For Liona Boyd, giving her time to a variety of charitable causes is an essential part of her personal philosophy. Her past charitable performances include:

  • World Wildlife Fund
  • American Cancer Society
  • Help the Aged
  • Variety and Leukemia Telethons (USA & Canada)
  • The Weizmann Institute
  • Mother Teresa's Hospice (Calcutta)
  • Dixon Hall (Toronto's school for underprivileged children)
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Israel Cancer Research Fund
  • Para Los Niños (Mexico)
  • Malibu Disaster Relief Fund
  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards (Glasgow and Leeds)
  • Friends of Sheba Medical Center)
  • Children's Environmental Health Fund
  • Canadian Archeological Institute (Athens, Greece)
  • Animal Protection League
  • Toronto Wildlife Center
  • Outbound Trust