JAMES BOYD

Master guitarist. Artistic director. Producer
  • " Would that there were more classical guitarists around with Boyd’s taste and imagination

    - Gramophone
  • ‘The wizard guitarist James Boyd held us enthralled

    - The Times
  • "The combination of the piece, the players and the place was magical. And I was magicked…

    - The Telegraph
  • "Jonathan Dove’s The Immortal Ship...built up a power quite out of proportion to its size.

    - The Financial Times
  • What most impresses is a sense of naturalness, of ebb and flow, recalling both Bream’s and Segovia’s willingness to savour the moment

    - Gramophone
  • "Each note of the melody falls like a teardrop, such is the sheer beauty of tone and deeply expressive phrasing

    - International Record Review
  • "Haunting guitar recital from James Boyd

    - Classic FM Magazine
  • "A concentrated and intensely lyrical performance

    - The Independent

Music

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Here you can find details of James’ many productions, collaborations and concert programmes.

His range is vast, covering 500 years of music, from solo repertoire and transcriptions to chamber music with great instrumentalists and singers.

Seminars

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A highly respected public speaker and a coach for CEO’s of elite businesses, James delivers and curates life altering seminars, thought-provoking speeches and exclusive events.

Stolen Years

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‘A virtuoso musician… a homage to life…’  – Classic Boat Magazine

Articles

Events

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James and Jamie

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James has spent much of his career matching the poetic sensibility and rhetoric of the guitar with the soaring lyricism of the finest singers; a journey that began with two legends of classical music, Robert Tear and Michael Chance, and has continued with some of the most exciting voices on the world stage.

This short and informal film with countertenor Jamie Laing is a behind the scenes vignette of joyful music making. Laing’s vocal beauty, range and dramatic ability make him unique amongst the greatest countertenors of today.

About

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James is a master guitarist, poet, visionary and communicator

He weaves a spell with music, words and stories. Audiences feel that he is playing and speaking for each of them individually.