Canadian-born Dale Kavanagh is 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 received her Bachelor of Music degree at Dalhousie University in Canada, and 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 40 countries.
She is a regular recitalist and teacher in guitar and music festivals in Canada, Turkey, Poland, Germany, Holland, Sweden, Hungary, England, Argentina, Mexico, China and the United States and has given more than 850 concerts around the world.
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 teaching at the Musikhochschule in Detmold/Germany since 1999 and she is an exclusive artist with Hänssler Classic since 1999.
“Overwhelming technique, powerful sound and fantastic musicality”
Klassik Heute, Jan. 2001
“Played with a brilliant sound and with an astonishing technique”
Der Spielgel, Okt. 2000
“Phenominal clarity in her highly emotional playing”
Acoustik Guitar, Jan. 2000
Fanfare Magazine, USA, Feb. 2000