Friday, March 31, 2017

Bach Trio Sonatas and Mozart's, Beethoven's and Schubert's last

Bach's Trio Sonatas
and the last sonatas of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert

Two programs

Friday March 31st and Sunday 2nd April

Michael Tsalka, piano 

Second Prize, Nikolai Rubenstein Comeptition, Paris 

"...exemplary interpretations, flexible and with subtle nuances" Musicalpointers

"Tsalka showed almost incredible virtuosity throughout...” (Berkshire Review, Boston and New York)

Friday, March 31st, 6pm 

J.S. Bach, The Six Trio Sonatas, BWV 525- 530transcribed for piano. 
These delightful, chirpy, works were originally written for organ but their popularity has inpsired many musicians to transcribe them for other instruments and groups of instruments, for example, for wind ensemble and for guitar and harpsichord. Bach's biographer, JN Forkel, said of the trio sonatas:

"One cannot say enough of their beauty. They were composed when the author was in his most mature period and may be considered as his chief work of that description."

Sunday, April 2nd, 5pm

The last sonatas of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert

Mozart, Sonata no. 14 in C minor, K457
Beethoven, Sonata no. 32 in C minor, op. 111
Schubert, Sonata no 21 in B flat major, D. 960

Each of these works is the final statement of each composer in the piano sonata form. They are all mature and iconic works.

Michael Tsalka is an Israeli pianist and early keyboard performer. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Scuola Superiore del Trio di Trieste, Italy and Temple University, Philadelphia. Tsalka has won numerous prizes, awards and fellowships in Rome, Bayreuth, Bonn, Paris, Genoa, Calabria, Sardinia, Tel-Aviv, Chicago, Red Wing in Minnesota, Berlin, Mexico City, Kuopio and Philadelphia.

He performs throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, Asia, Russia, and Latin America. Previous engagements include performances for the Boston Early Music Festival, the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, Bellas Artes Theater in Mexico City, the Hermitage Festival in St. Petersburg, Konserhuset in Stockholm, St. Denis Festival in Paris, the Filharmonika Orchestra in Manila, the Trinity series in New York, and interviews and performances for radio stations in Hong Kong, Chicago, Buenos Aires, St. Petersburg, Berlin, Munich, Stockholm, Amsterdam, and Jerusalem.

Michael has recorded 15 CDs on Naxos, Grand Piano, Ljud & Bild (Stockholm), Brilliant Classics (Amsterdam) Paladino (Vienna), and IMI (Israel), including a recording of the Goldberg Variations.

Reservations: 1,200 baht for one concert. 2,000 baht for two. Email or call 038 069681 office hours. Due to limited number of places payment must be received before the day.

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