Saturday March 16 2024, 11:00 AM

Amadeus Guitar Duo

Cecilia's Retreat
Saturday 16 March – 11:00 AM

$35 in advance. Admission by advance reservation, please email


Thomas Kirchhoff


Musique Royale welcomes the Amadeus Guitar Duo back to Cecilia’s Retreat in Mahone Bay for a morning filled with music for two guitars. We will hear baroque works by Vivaldi, Handel, Bach, and Gaspar Sanz, as well as original compositions by Dale. The Amadeus Guitar Duo features Canadian guitarist Dale Kavanagh and German guitarist Thomas Kirchhoff. They have been performing together since 1991 and over this thirty year period have given 1,800 concerts around the world including in Europe, Asia, and North and South America.


Suite No 7 in g-minor, HV 432 - Georg-Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
Ouverture – Sarabande – Passacaglia
Transcription: Ulrich Stracke

The Ghost of Peggy’s Cove, op. 14 - Dale Kavanagh (b. 1958)
Dedicated to the ChromaDuo

Concerto in D-major, RV 93 - Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Allegro – Largo - Allegro

Triosonata No. 2 – e-minor, BWV 528 - Joh. Seb. Bach (1685-1750)
Largo – Andante (Hans-Werner Huppertz)

Paradetas y Canarios - Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710)
Transcription: Irina Kircher

Kaleidoscope, op. 17 (2020) - Dale Kavanagh (b. 1958)
Dedicated to Hans-Werner Huppertz

About the Artists

Dale Kavanagh (Canada) & Thomas Kirchhoff (Germany) have been playing together since 1991. Many composers have dedicated works to the Amadeus Duo since then such as Stephen Dodgson - Gerald Garcia - Harald Genzmer - Jaime Zenamon - Roland Dyens - Stephen Funk-Pearson - Christian Jost - Carlo Domeniconi a.o. They are often performing with orchestras playing concertos by Joaquin Rodrigo, Roland Dyens, Genzmer, Carlo Domeniconi, Jaime Zenamon, Gerald Garcia, Christian Jost and Martin Herchenröder. They have given more than 1.800 concerts in 70 European Countries, Asia and North- and South America in the last thirty years and have published seventeen CD’s (NAXOS / Haenssler Classic). They are invited to play in the United States, Canada, China, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rumania and Germany in the season 2023/24. Dale and Thomas have established one of the largest and most prestigious Guitar Festivals in Europe, the International Guitar Festival Iserlohn ( Dale Kavanagh, Thomas Kirchhoff and their daughter Melissa Rachel are residents of Iserlohn/Germany. Amadeus Guitar Duo plays exclusively D’Addario Composite strings (XT) and guitars by Michel Belair, Montreal and MARTINEZ, China.