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Early keyboardist and pianist Michael Tsalka (Netherlands/Israel) has won numerous prizes and awards in Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. A versatile musician, he performs with equal virtuosity a wide span of repertoire from the early Baroque to the present day. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree from Tel-Aviv University, he continued his studies in Germany and Italy. From 2002–2008 he studied at Temple University under the guidance of Joyce Lindorff, Lambert Orkis and Harvey Wedeen. Tsalka holds three degrees from that institution: a master’s in Chamber Music, a master’s in Harpsichord Performance and a Doctorate in Piano Performance. Other teachers included Sandra Mangsen, Klaus Schilde, Malcolm Bilson, Charles Rosen and Dario di Rosa. Michael Tsalka maintains a busy concert schedule, making appearances in Europe, North America, Asia, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and Latin America. Recent performances include appearances at the Boston Early Music Festival, the Forbidden City Hall in Beijing, Bellas Artes Theater in Mexico City, the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the St Denis Festival in Paris, Tokyo’s City Opera, the Beethoven House in Bonn, the Jerusalem Music Center, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and at radio stations around the world. He has held teaching posts at the Esther Boyer College of Music (Philadelphia), the National Center for the Arts (Mexico City), and Musikskolan Lilla Akademien (Stockholm), and has presented over eighty masterclasses in academic institutions on all continents. He has also been the artistic director of festivals in China, Sweden and Finland. Currently he is the artistic director of the Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival, Amsterdam (geelvinckfestival.nl). Together with Angélica Minero Escobar, he is preparing a critical edition of Daniel Gottlob Türk’s thirty keyboard sonatas for Artaria Editions, New Zealand.

For more information, please visit www.michaeltsalka.com.

Watch Michael Tsalka play Daniel Gottlob Türk’s Grave e sostenuto [Grand Piano GP629–30 | CD 2, Track 8]

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