Douglas Boyd is currently Artistic Director of Garsington Opera. He has previously held the positions of Music Director of the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Conductor of the Musikkollegium Winterthur, Music Director of the Manchester Camerata, Principal Guest Conductor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and the City of London Sinfonia, and Artistic Partner of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
In 2020 he was awarded the prestigious Médaille Grand Vermeil de la Ville de Paris for his services to music and in recognition of his work as Music Director of the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris.
In recent years Douglas Boyd has conducted all the major orchestras in the UK and on the continent he has appeared with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Orchestre National de Bordeaux Aquitaine, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, as well as the Munich Chamber Orchestra and the Kammerakademie Potsdam. He has also conducted the Nagoya Symphony Orchestra in Japan and the Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras. He also conducts regularly in North America and Canada.
His operatic engagements include The Magic Flute for Glyndebourne Opera on tour, Antonio Salieri's La grotta di Trofonio for Zurich Opera and Mozart's La Clemenza di Titus with Opera North. Among the productions he has conducted for Garsington Opera are Fidelio, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Juan, Così fan tutte, Eugene Onegin and Capriccio.
Douglas Boyd's recording of the Bach concertos for DG marked his debut as a director/soloist. He has since built up an extensive discography.