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Michael Tsalka

harpsichord, clavicord and fortepiano

Dr. Michael Tsalka was born in Tel-Aviv, Israel. After obtaining a bachelor's degree from Tel-Aviv University, he continued studies in Germany and Italy. In 2001 he received a piano solo diploma from the Scuola Superiore Internationale del Trio di Trieste. From 2002 to 2008, he resided in Philadelphia and studied at Temple University obtaining three degrees from this institution: a master's degree in chamber music/accompanying, a master's degree in harpsichord performance, and a doctorate in piano performance.

Dr. Tsalka has made several recordings and won numerous prizes, awards and fellowships in Rome, Bayreuth, Bonn, Paris, Genoa, Calabria, Sardinia, Tel-Aviv, Chicago, Minneapolis, Berlin, Mexico City, and Philadelphia. A versatile musician, he performs solo and chamber music repertoire from the Baroque to the Contemporary periods on the modern piano, harpsichord, fortepiano, clavichord and positive organ.

Dr. Tsalka has performed throughout Europe, the U.S.A., Canada, Israel, Asia, and Latin America. Recent engagements include the Chicago radio, the Händelhaus in Halle, Bellas Artes Theater in Mexico City, the Mozart Fest in Austin, the Schubert Club in St. Paul, the Osaka Festival in Japan, the Trinity series in New York, the Hong Kong radio, the SEHKS/MHKS Conclave in Philadelphia, Confidencen hall in Stockholm, the Forbidden City Hall in Beijing, for the Boston Clavichord Society, the Tempietto series in Rome, Edinburgh University, the Early Keyboard Series in Buenos Aires, the Frankfurt Hoechst Concert Series, National University in Taipei, and at Nat's Piano Institute, Bangkok.

A committed educator, Dr. Tsalka often presents master-classes around the world. He has recently taught and lectured at the International Clavichord Symposium in Italy, at the National Music Museum, the Southeastern and Midwestern Historical Keyboard Societies in the USA, the University of Rutgers Musicological Society, the Hong Kong Academy of Arts, the "C. Gesualdo" Center in Buenos Aires, the University of North Texas, the Chinese Conservatory in Beijing, Lila Akademien and the Nydahl Collection in Stockholm, the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Arts in Minneapolis, and the National University in Mexico City.


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