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Michael Tsalka – Fantastic Rituals: Cross Roads of the Past and the Future

Michael Tsalka performs on the Erard (Paris 1891) and the Buntebart & Sievers square piano (London 1787). Please note: the given ending time is an indication.

Michael Tsalka – Fantastic Rituals: Cross Roads of the Past and the Future

Dates
Sun 16 Jun16:00 - 17:30
Location
Geelvinck Salon / Luther Museum
Nieuwe Keizersgracht 570
1018 VG Amsterdam
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Michael Tsalka performs an interesting mix of modern and classical composers on the Erard (Paris 1891) and the Buntebart & Sievers square piano (London 1787)

Michael Tsalka is currently serving as an Assistant Professor at the School of Music, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. He is also a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA), Salzburg, Austria; the Chairman of the Board (and faculty) of the European Fortepiano Museum and Academy (EFM) in Germany, and a visiting Professor at Celaya Conservatory of Music in Guanajuato, Mexico.

As a pianist and early keyboard performer, he has won numerous prizes in Europe, Asia, North America, and Latin America. He is a versatile musician, who performs repertoire from the early Baroque era to our days. He was born in Tel Aviv, Israel. After studying in Israel, Germany, and Italy, he graduated in 2008 from Temple University (USA) with a DMA in Piano Performance and an MM in Early Keyboard Performance and Chamber Music. His mentors included Lambert Orkis, Joyce Lindorff, and Harvey Wedeen, as well as Dario di Rosa, Klaus Schilde, Malcolm Bilson, David Shemer, Sandra Mangsen, and Charles Rosen.

Program:

Joan Josep Gutierrez Yzquierdo (Spain, 1957-): Prelude and Fugue (2019, Barcelona)

Johann Sebastian Bach (Austria, 1685-1750): Capriccio in B-flat Major “sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettisimo”, BWV 992

Marianne von Martínez (1744-1812): Clavier Sonata No. 3, in A Major

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Leonardo Coral (b. 1962): Sonata No. 9 for Fortepiano, Miradas elementales (Elemental Viewpoints). Composed in Mexico City, 2013 and dedicated to M. Tsalka

Johann Baptist Vanhal (Czech Republic, 1739-1813): Capriccio No. 2, in E-flat Major, Op. 15

Violeta Dinescu (Romania/Germany, b. 1953): Woodcock's Back View Composed for M. Tsalka, Oldenburg 1953

Claude Debussy (France, 1862-1918): Suite bergamasque

Nicholas Smith (UK): 'Brushstrokes'. Dedicated to M. Tsalka Dutch Premiere Performance

Manuel de Falla (Spain, 1876-1946): “Danza ritual del fuego” (`Ritual Dance of Fire`) from El amor brujo (1915)

Michael Tsalka – Fantastic Rituals: Cross Roads of the Past and the Future

Dates
Sun 16 Jun16:00 - 17:30
Location
Geelvinck Salon / Luther Museum
Nieuwe Keizersgracht 570
1018 VG Amsterdam
Contact