He gave his first concert at the age of 7. In 1993 at the age of 8, he took part in the International Kocian’s Violin Competition in Ustí nad Orlicí (Czech Republic) where he won the Gold prize.
He studied in the class of the well-known violin pedagogue, Prof. Boris Kuschnir in Vienna.
He won the Grand Prix Young Musician of the Year and the first prize at the 11th Eurovision International Competition. Among his most notable successes (he won many competitions) is the first prize at the Tibor Varga International Competition in Switzerland (2003), the Gold prize at the VIII International Meeting of Young Musicians in Cordoba (Argentina) and he won the David Oistrach competition in Moscow (2008).
Dalibor performed concerts in Europe, South America, North Africa and Asia.
He cooperated with renowned conductors such as Leif Segerstam, Ion Marin, Hiroyuki Iwaki, Jaap van Zweden, Marek Janowski, Ali Rahbari, Roman Kofman, Benjamin Wallfisch, Ondre Lenárd, Oliver Dohnányi, Leoš Svárovský and others. He performed with many well-known orchestras as Rundfunk-Symfonieorchester Berlin, English Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Czech Philharmonic, Nationaltheater-Orchester Mannheim, Radio Symphonieorchester Wien, Wiener Kammerorchester, Het Gelders Orkest, Slovak Philharmonic, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, etc.
He has been intensely dedicated also to chamber music collaborating with personalities such as - Radek Baborák, Julian Rachlin, Wenzel Fuchs, Boris Kuschnir and others.
Dalibor Karvay plays a violin made by Viennese luthier Julia Maria Pasch.