Hershey Felder

    Hershey Felder is a pianist, actor and producer known for his portrayals of classical and American composers on the theatrical stage. Canada born to European parents and with a European heart, Felder is a proud resident of Florence.

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    The British Institute of Florence welcomes Jazz musician Stefano Maurizi

    The exciting offering of events at The British Institute is enriched further by Jazz musician Stefano Maurizi.

    ART + CULTURE

    Violin makers Giovannetti & Schultz

    Learn about the artistry and science behind being a "liutaio".

    COMMUNITY

    Training tomorrow’s Carabinieri: a walk around the school for marshals and brigadiers

    Visiting the Scuola Marescialli e Brigadieri dei Carabinieri, near Peretola

    ART + CULTURE

    A whimsical evening in Florence

    Hearty Tuscan food at Casa Toscana and sacred music at the Duomo

    NEWS

    Saving Siena Synagogue

    Donate to the international fundraising campaign for this religious landmark.

    ART + CULTURE

    Meet Jeremy Kalke

    One of Florence's leading young DJs has delighted the Thursday night crowds in the Palazzo Strozzi courtyard this summer.

    THINGS TO DO

    “Il Quarto Uomo”: Coming full circle in Fiesole

    The backstory of Hershey Felder's new piece of musical opera theatre, which will be staged in Fiesole on July 25.

    FOOD + WINE

    Cooks at home: Stefano Frassineti

    Career chef Stefano Frassineti cooks a delicious dinner at Hershey Felder's home for 18 hungry international diners in Tuscany.

    ART + CULTURE

    Archea: world-class architecture made in Florence

    Florence is home to Archea, a world-class architecture firm helmed by Marco Casamonti.

    ART + CULTURE

    Gregorio Nardi, Piero Bargellini’s pianist grandson

    A meeting of minds with the pianist and musicologist.

    ART + CULTURE

    Paola Vojnovic: Italian connector and cultural entrepreneur

    Originally from the former Yugoslavia, via Arizona, Paola Vojnovic is a cultural entrepreneur and a natural connector of people in Italy.

    ART + CULTURE

    The history (and future) of theaters in Florence

    Entertaining the 30,000-plus tourists that come through Florence every day

    ART + CULTURE

    Honoring heroes of the past

    Learn the backstory of "Heroes, a True Story" based on courageous real-life events in Fiesole during the Second World War.

    ART + CULTURE

    The new Teatro di Fiesole

    Fiesole now has a modern new theatre after two decades in the making.

    ART + CULTURE

    Meet the artists from The Florence Academy of Art

    Meet 12 international artists and faculty members at The Florence Academy of Art, whose art is part of the system of continuum.

    ART + CULTURE

    Inside the home of Nano Campeggi

    Inside the home of Nano Campeggi, the man who painted dreams.

    COMMUNITY

    Florence through my father’s eyes

    I had just made Florence my permanent home. Here was an opportunity to fulfil one of my father’s dreams.

    ART + CULTURE

    Recreating Paris in Florence

    Hershey Felder recreates Paris in Florence for his upcoming musical film "Chopin and Liszt in Paris".

    ART + CULTURE

    San Miniato: the ultimate Florentine community

    The Monumental Cemetery of the Sainted Doors sits in the shadows of the more than 1,000-year-old Basilica of San Miniato al Monte, the highest point in the city.

    COMMUNITY

    That deep breath: on moving to Florence

    Moving to Florence means embracing the simple things like deep breaths and learning to respect the environment.

    ART + CULTURE

    Giuseppe Verdi’s Florence

    Composer Giuseppe Verdi spent a good deal of time in Florence, premiering one of his operas, Macbeth, at Teatro della Pergola, in 1847.

    ART + CULTURE

    Pampaloni: silversmiths with a sense of humour

    There’s a touch of the renegade in silversmith Gianfranco Pampaloni and, over time, he has channeled his sense of humour into unusual beauty.

    ART + CULTURE

    Palazzo Budini Gattai: Waiting for love

    Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai stands on a corner of the Santissima Annunziata square. And there's an incredible love story behind the partially open shutter.

    ART + CULTURE

    An air of beauty: AquaFlor

    On the tip of borgo Santa Croce, a quiet street flanked by 16th-century buildings, several small openings are carved out of the meter-thick walls of the Palazzo Corsini-Antinori. Now owned ...

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