Victoria Guitar Society presents Dale Kavanagh in concert


Victoria Guitar Society will hold the first event in its Virtuosa! Concert Series on Nov. 27 featuring one of the world’s leading female classical guitarists, Dale Kavanagh.

Artistic Director of Victoria Guitar Society, Alexander Dunn, said: “In the first concert of the Virtuosa! series, Dale Kavanagh blends amazing facility, inspiring musicianship and wonderful presentation in a program of Paganini, Villa-Lobos and Sor, as well as featuring some of her own compositions. This performer is not to be missed!”

The Canadian guitarist has won top prizes in many acclaimed competitions including Segovia in Spain, Gargnano in Italy and Neuchatel in Germany. She was also First and Special Prize winner in Finland’s ‘Scandinavian International Guitar Competition’.

She is currently Professor of Guitar at the Conservatory of Music in Detmold, Germany and draws experience from over one thousand recitals in more than forty countries.

The concert will take place at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall at the University of Victoria and starts at 8p.m. on Nov. 27, 2022. Regular tickets are $30, reduced to $25 for Victoria Guitar Society members and $15 for under 18s. They are available on the door with card payment or through the society’s website: https://www.victoriaguitarsociety.ca

The Virtuosa! Concert Series hosted by Victoria Guitar Society aims to highlight some of the top female classical guitarists and will continue with Laura Young on Jan. 14, 2023 and Bokyung Byun on Mar. 17, 2023.

Victoria Guitar Society is a charity based in Victoria that promotes all things classical guitar hosting regular concerts, open-mic sessions, masterclasses, and musical outreach. More information on upcoming events and how you can join can be found on their website: https://www.victoriaguitarsociety.ca