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Keyboardist Michael Tsalka has won numerous prizes in Europe, the US, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. A versatile musician, he performs a wide span of repertoire from the early Baroque to contemporary works on the harpsichord, fortepiano, clavichord, square piano, chamber organ and modern piano.

Dr Tsalka maintains a busy concert schedule. Recent engagements include performances at the Boston Early Music Festival, the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, Palacio de Bellas Artes theatre in Mexico City, the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Festival de Saint-Denis in Paris, Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the Volksbuehne in Berlin, Jerusalem Music Center, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, alongside live performances for radio and television stations around the world.

Tsalka has recorded 22 albums, and has presented 110 masterclasses in academic institutions worldwide. He has been the artistic director of festivals in China, Sweden, Spain, and Finland, and currently directs the Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival, Netherlands. Dr Tsalka is the head of keyboard department at Vanke Meisha Arts Academy (VMMA), Shenzhen, mainland China.

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

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