|January 19, 2017||Rheine (with Gruber & Makar|
|January 21, 2017||Lünen (with Gruber & Maklar)|
|January 23, 2017||Iserlohn (Erlöserkirche)|
|January 24, 2017||Letmathe (Gewölbekeller - mit Duo Gruber & Maklar)|
|February 10, 2017||Stuhr (Rathaus)|
|February 12, 2017||Bückeburg (Schloss)|
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. Â Here is an excerpt of the review about my new composition called “Impressions”
More interesting, however, was Kavanaghâ€™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 Arnoldâ€™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 Rodrigoâ€™s â€śConcierto de Aranjuez.â€ť) The second was the Paraguayan guitarist and composer AgustĂn Barrios. This was highly personal music well served by the Kavanaghâ€™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 Â Prof. Owen Stevens. Â Some 10 years of tremendous patience! Â Paul Niemisto for clarinet and Band instruction- Symphonic and Jazz. Â A great inspiration.
Jeffery May, who prepared me for my audition at Acadia helping me with classical and jazz guitar. Â Who also provided important friendship and support at a very important time.
Ken Davidson, Carol van Feggelen, Doug Reach and Eli Kassner who tutored Â me in my first university years at Acadia, University, Dalhousie University and the University of Toronto. Â 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. Â 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. Â A great artist, teacher and friend. Â 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.