Dale has performed as a chamber and orchestral musician across the globe. In addition to his position with the ASQ, he serves as Concertmaster of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and has been Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Principal Second Violin of the St Paul Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared as soloist and director with all three orchestras.
Hailing from Brisbane, Dale made his solo debut with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra at the age of 15 and was Concertmaster of the Queensland and Australian Youth Orchestras. He then moved to the USA to attend the University of Maryland and later the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with William Preucil, Gerald Fischbach and members of the Guarneri and Cavani Quartets.