Aileen Bache

I received my Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Calgary, where I studied under Jacob Salomons and had the privilege of playing in master classes with  a number of internationally known guitarists including, Oscar Ghiglia, Benjamin Verdery, Sharon Isbin, Scott Tennant and David Russell.
These experiences deepened my love not only for the guitar, but for its music, and led to further studies in Memphis, TN with Lily Afshar, to festivals in Seattle, Vancouver and Montreal, including two competitions in which I placed as semi-finalist and then to Iserlohn, Germany with Dale Kavanagh and Thomas Kirchhoff.

During this time I opened The Calgary School of Classical Guitar, worked as artistic director for The Classical Guitar Society of Calgary, as well as performing for events and teaching.

From 2009-2013, under Alba Artists Presents, I presented a singer-songwriter series that included an amazing group of artists from both our East and West coasts:  Matt Andersen, Jill Barber, Rose Cousins, Stephen Fearing and Andy White, Christina Martin, Catherine MacLellan, Dave Gunning, Callum Graham, Beth Portman, Kim Wempe, The Barra Macneils, T. Buckley, Heather Blush and the Uppercuts, Erin Costello and Dennis Ellsworth.

The joy of performing is something that has not changed for me in all these years and being able to share that with an audience is always a thrill!!