|May 29, 2016||Rheda-Wiedenbrück (Orangerie 17h)|
|June 8, 2016||Chengdu/China|
|June 9, 2016||Bangkok/Thailand (Int. Gitar Festival)|
|June 11, 2016||Bangkok/Thailand|
|June 13, 2016||Korat/Thailand|
|June 14, 2016||Korat/Thailand|
April 25th, 2016
April 25th, 2016
Last night we “Amadeus Guitar Duo” performed in San Francisco and it was a lovely night and we received a nice review. Here is an excerpt of the review about my new composition called “Impressions”
More interesting, however, was Kavanagh’s solo performance of her recently-completed Impressions, a short suite of two movements, each honoring a major figure from her knowledge of past guitar repertoire. The first of these was the English composer Malcolm Arnold. (As a personal aside, I should note that I was first exposed to Arnold’s guitar concerto while working at the campus radio station at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and I came to know this concerto well before my first encounter with Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez.”) The second was the Paraguayan guitarist and composer Agustín Barrios. This was highly personal music well served by the Kavanagh’s focused execution.
February 5th, 2016
January 19th, 2016
It is time to finally thank all of the teachers that I can remember along my musical learning journey.
Beginning with Ken Bezanson with piano followed by Prof. Owen Stevens. Some 10 years of tremendous patience! Paul Niemisto for clarinet and Band instruction- Symphonic and Jazz. A great inspiration.
Jeffery May, who prepared me for my audition at Acadia helping me with classical and jazz guitar. Who also provided important friendship and support at a very important time.
Ken Davidson, Carol van Feggelen, Doug Reach and Eli Kassner who tutored me in my first university years at Acadia, University, Dalhousie University and the University of Toronto. Each and every one of them were very helpful, supportive and filled with very good ideas for me.
All of the masterclass teachers at the Banff School of Music. Just too many to name, but a special thanks to Tom and Isabelle Rolston, who made it all happen for me there.
Finally Oscar Ghiglia. A great artist, teacher and friend. A million thanks, always.
Thanks to all of you wonderful, special people for helping me follow a path that has taken me further that I had ever dreamed.