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Selected Concert Reviews

Selected Solo Recital Repertoire

Concerti List

Master Classes & Lecture Recitals

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Geelvinck International Fortepiano Festival

Across Bridges Piano Summer Academy


Michael Tsalka



1. Antonio de Cabezón: Diferencias sobre el canto Ilano del caballero. 17th-century positive organ (Mexico City)


2. Joseph. Haydn:
I. Allegro from Keyboard Concerto in G major, Hob. XVIII: 4. Andrew Kirkman, conductor, Musica Raritana Orchestra
Michael Tsalka, fortepiano (Rutgers University, New Jersey)

3. D. G. Türk. I. Allegro assai e con spirit from Kenner Sonata No. 1 in A minor, HedT.104.8.1. Hofmann original fortepiano. (Metropolitan Museum, New York)

4. W. A. Mozart:
Gigue in G major, K. 574. Hofmann original fortepiano (Metropolitan Museum, New York)

5. W. A. Mozart:
From Variations in F major, K. 613. Schmidt original fortepiano (Metropolitan Museum, New York)

6. Franz Schubert:
Impromptu in G-flat major, D. 899. Graf original fortepiano (Metropolitan Museum, New York)

7. Leonardo Coral (Mexico): “Constelaciones” for fortepiano (2011). (Kuopio, Finland)


8. Carl Philip Emanuel Bach:
“Hamburger” Sonata, WQ 133, in D major, Wq. 133. Alon Sariel, mandolin and Michael Tsalka, harpsichord (Amsterdam)

9. Johann Sebastian Bach:
Contrapunctus 11, Canon alla Duodecima, from Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080

10. Domenico Scarlatti:
Opening from the Sonata in E minor for mandolin and basso continuo. Alon Sariel and Michael Tsalka (Stockholm)

11. Daniel Gottlob Türk:
I. Allegretto, from Sonata in C major,
HedT.97.1.1 (National Museum of Music, “The Shrine”, U.S.A.)

12. György Ligeti. Hungarian Rock (Chaconne, 1978) (Amsterdam)

13. Yehezkel Braun (Israel):
Toccata for mandolin, guitar, and harpsichord. (Picolla Academia Montisi, Italy, 2015)


14. J. S. Bach:
Aria from “Goldberg” Variations, BWV 988. Instrument by Sebastian Niebler (Berlin). From a CD recording for Paladino (Vienna).

15. D. G. Türk:
Grave e sostenuto from Leichte Klaviersonaten (Naxos/Grand Piano GP629-30). Instrument by Sebastian Niebler (Berlin)


16. Marc Lavry (Israel):
Three Jewish Dances, Op. 192 (1945).
A. Sariel, mandolin and M. Tsalka, Pleyel, c. 1900. (Mexico City)

17. Jens Vrå (Denmark):
Les Ponts de Paris (2014)
Megumi Tanno and Michael Tsalka. Collard & Collard, 1865 (Alkmaar, Netherlands)


18. Manuel de Falla: Nocturne in F minor. Recording for the Chicago radio, Myra Hess Series at the Chicago Cultural Center

19. W. Lutoslawski: Variations on a Theme by Paganini. Marzec-Tsalka Piano Duo, New York.

20. Johann Sebastian Bach and Sons:
Fugue and Fantasy. Live recital (video) for the Chicago Pianoforte Foundation
March, 2016, modern piano (one hour)

21. Manuel De Falla:
Extract from Nocturne in f minor
Live recording from the Chicago Cultural Center.

22. Prof. Paul SanGregory (Taiwan/U.S.A.):
Etude, dedicated to M. Tsalka. Live performance from Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan (2015):

23. Program for Dutch National Radio:
Interview with Paul Witteman and recorded performances on modern piano and historical keyboards (one-hour program)


24. Live broadcast for Radio 4:
Extracts from chamber works by J. N. Hummel and M. Guiliani. Izhar Elias (guitar) and Michael Tsalka (fortepiano), Spiegelzaal, Amsterdam

25. Interview for Radio New Zealand:
Extract from Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf’s “Ovid” Symphonies (minutes 1-4)
Prof. James Tibbles and Michael Tsalka (fortepiano)