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MICHAEL TSALKA

Early keyboard performer and pianist Michael Tsalka (Israel/Netherlands) has won numerous prizes and awards in Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. A versatile musician, he performs repertoire from the early Baroque to the present day with equal virtuosity. He obtained a bachelor’s degree from Tel Aviv University and continued his studies in Germany and Italy. From 2002 to 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 both Chamber Music and Harpsichord Performance, and a Doctorate in Piano Performance. Michael Tsalka maintains a busy concert schedule with recent performance highlights including the Forbidden City Hall in Beijing, Bellas Artes Theatre in Mexico City, the Boston Early Music Festival, the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the St Denis Festival in Paris, Tokyo’s City Opera, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Jerusalem Music Centre and Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He has held teaching posts at the Esther Boyer College of Music (Philadelphia), the National Centre for the Arts (Mexico City), and Lilla Akademien (Stockholm), and has presented over a hundred masterclasses. Dr Tsalka was the artistic director of festivals in China, Sweden and Finland, and currently directs the Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival (Netherlands), and Across Bridges Academy and Festival (Shanghai and Valencia). Together with Dr Angélica Minero Escobar, he is completing a critical edition of Daniel Gottlob Türk’s keyboard sonatas for Artaria Editions.

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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