About Dale Kavanagh

Canadian-born Dale Kavanagh is acclaimed as one of the 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 studied at Acadia University,  Dalhousie University, the University of Toronto, and the Banff Center in Canada, then completed her graduate studies with the Solisten Diplom at the Musik Akademie der Stadt Basel with Oscar Ghiglia, in Switzerland.

Performing

Dale Kavanagh performs internationally as a soloist, and in concertos with orchestra.  She also is part of the Amadeus Guitar Duo with German guitarist Thomas Kirchhoff. She has given over one thousand recitals in more than forty countries, and is a regular recitalist and teacher in music festivals throughout Europe, North and South America, and Asia.

As a guest soloist with Orchestra, Ms. Kavanagh has performed on many occasions with the Prague Chamber Orchestra, Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, Würtemberger Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestras of Ankara, Izmir and Antalya, the Edmonton Symphony, Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha, to mention a few.

Teaching

Dale Kavanagh is Professor of Guitar at the Musikhochschule in Detmold, Germany.  She held the appointment of  “Musician in Residence” at Acadia University between 2003-2010.

Recording

Dale was an exclusive artist with (Hänssler Classic) since 1999 which enabled Dale to make seventeen (17) CDs. She is now a Naxos Artist with more CDs in the works.  She has received superlative reviews in many international magazines including Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar Magazine, Fono-Forum, Hi-Fi-Vision, Gendai Guitar, Gitarre & Laute, La Cahir de la Guitare, Musikblatt, Staccato, Soundboard Magazine, Gitar och Luta.

Composing

Dale is currently very engaged with composing, having commissions from such artists as: Aniello Desiderio, Costas Cotsiolis. Giampaolo Bandini, Emma Rush, The Chroma Duo, Irina Kulikova, and many more. It is an exciting time.

Dale Kavanagh  plays D’Addario strings and a guitar by Antonio Müller.