Douglas Boyd is a Scottish conductor and oboist. He was a student of Janet Craxton at the Royal Academy of Music, and he later studied with Maurice Bourgue.
Boyd was a founding member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe
, and he was the principal oboist from 1981 to 2002. He became interested in conducting, and was guided by Claudio Abbado
, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
, Paavo Berglund
, and Colin Davis
. Boyd's first position as a conductor came in 2001 when he began work with the Manchester Camerata
. He was also principal guest conductor with the City of London Sinfonia
and artistic director of the Garsington Opera. He was appointed principal conductor of the Musikkollegium Winterthur
in 2008, and served in that capacity until 2016. He also became the music director of the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris
in 2015. Boyd has recorded extensively with MDG
, Deutsche Grammophon
, and other labels.