Artists in Residence

From time to time, NCMA is lucky enough to have artists in residence.

Artists performing at NCMA

Supporting our local musicians

These talented individuals spend valuable time in our community and help to deliver:

  • workshops and masterclasses
  • performances with local professional musicians
  • concerts and recitals

Michael TsalkaMichael Tsalka

In 2018, distinguished teacher and keyboard player Michael Tsalka undertook a residency with us from February until April.

During his time in the region, Michael gave several concerts and recitals, conducted workshops and performed concertos with the Nelson School of Music Chamber Orchestra.

Michael’s busy schedule also saw him performing in Blenheim and in Golden Bay. A series of Sunday recitals were planned which featured Michael and various Nelson musicians. These were held at Old St John’s.

Michael offered his time to teach our keyboard teachers about technique and interpretation, especially in Baroque and early music styles and was wiling to connect to senior schools in order to mentor young keyboard musicians.

Michael returns to NCMA in February 2020.

You can read more about Michael on his website.