Dale Kavanagh

Canadian-born Dale Kavanagh is one of the classical guitar world’s most gifted interpreters. Between 1986 and 1988 Ms. Kavanagh was a top prize winner in Spain’s Segovia Competition, Italy’s Gargnano Competition, Switzerland’s Neuchatel Competition and First and Special Prize winner in Finland’s Scandinavian International Guitar Competition. Dale Kavanagh received her Bachelor of Music degree at Dalhousie University in Canada, then completed her graduate studies with the Solisten Diplom at the Musik Akademie der Stadt Basel with Oscar Ghiglia in Switzerland. Dale Kavanagh performs internationally as a soloist and in the Amadeus Guitar Duo with German guitarist Thomas Kirchhoff and has given recitals in more than 30 countries.

She is a regular recitalist and teacher in guitar and music festivals in Canada, Turkey, Poland, Germany, Holland, Sweden, Hungary, England, Thailand, Argentina, Mexico, China, Italy and the United States and has given more than 1000 concerts around the world.

As a guest soloist, Ms Kavanagh has performed with the numerous orchestras: Prague Chamber Orchestra, Gewandhause Orchestra of Leipzig, Würtemberger Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestras of Ankara, Izmir and Antalya, Edmonton Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia, Brunel Ensemble, and others.

Many composers have written works for Dale Kavanagh such as Carlo Domeniconi, Roland Dyens, Jaime M. Zenamon, Stephen Dodgson, Stephen Funk-Pearson, Bruce Shavers, Christian Jost and Harald Genzmer. Her CDs have received superlative reviews in international magazines including Classical Guitar Magazine, Fanfare-Magazine, Fono-Forum, Hi-Fi-Vision, Gendai Guitar, Gitarre & Laute, La Cahir de la Guitare, Musikblatt, Staccato, Soundboard Magazine, Gitar och Luta and many others. She is Professor of Guitar at the Musikhochschule in Detmold/Germany since 1999, and “Musician in Residence” at Acadia University since 2003. Dale is an exclusive artist with Hänssler Classic since 1999 having made 14 CDs to date.