Archive: ‘Interviews’ Category

Canadian Wunderkind

Friday, October 1st, 1999

by Alison Bert

Dale Kavanagh talks about her concert career in Europe, composer collaborations, advice for guitarists, and her duo and symposium.

I first heard about Dale Kavanagh at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in the picturesque town of Siena, Italy. It was July 1983, and the festival participants were strolling through the Piazza relaxing before auditions would take place the next day. Oscar Ghiglia, who taught the guitar masterclasses, would remind us excitedly from time to time, “Dale’s coming!” He wasn’t sure just when, but for those of us that didn’t know her, we knew that there was something very important about her arrival. (more…)

Talent From Canada

Saturday, June 6th, 1992

Colin Cooper Talks To Dale Kavanagh

The Canadian guitarist Dale Kavanagh won a creditable first prize in the Scandinavian International Guitar Competition in 1988. It was a useful aid in establishing herself as a concert guitarist, and her recital there the following year as an invited guest showed that the award of the prize was not misplaced. Her assured confident and penetrating musicianship are going to make a lot of friends for her in the years that lie ahead. Before that, she had done a couple of other competitions, getting a third prize at Palma, Mallorca, a third prize in Gargnano, and a second prize in Neuchatel, Switzerland. (more…)