A Steinway Concert Artist, HERSHEY FELDER gives international performances which include the music of Gershwin, Beethoven, and Chopin and recordings for the WFMT Radio Network and the Eighty-Eight Entertainment labels. He is also a composer and conductor.
Felder has performed as a pianist and actor on Broadway and London’s West End in George Gershwin Alone (Helen Hayes Theatre and Duchess Theatre). Additional appearances include Beethoven, As I Knew Him (Arizona Theatre Company, Geffen Playhouse, The Old Globe Theatre, The Cleveland Playhouse Drury Lane, Chicago) and Monsieur Chopin (Chicago’s Royal George Theatre; Geffen Playhouse; Arizona Theatre Company; American Repertory Theatre; Hartford Stage; Ravinia Festival; The Old Globe Theatre; Cleveland Play House; Command Performance for the Polish Ambassador to the United States, Polish Embassy, Washington; Uijeongbu Theatre Festival, South Korea).
George Gershwin Alone was performed from 2004-2005 in Chicago and from 1999-2008 at Ford’s Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage, The Geffen Playhouse (2007 Los Angeles Ovation Awards, Best Musical and Best Actor), The Old Globe Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Prince Music Theatre (Philadelphia), Cleveland Play House, The Gilmore Festival, Ravinia, El Paso, Uijeongbu, and others. Felder’s compositions include Aliyah, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra; Fairytale, a musical; Les Anges de Paris, Suite for Violin and Piano; Song Settings, poetry by Vachel Lindsay; Saltimbanques for Piano and Orchestra; and Etudes Thematiques for Piano.
Felder’s recordings include Love Songs of the Yiddish Theatre, Back from Broadway, George Gershwin Alone, and Monsieur Chopin for the WFMT Radio Network Recordings label, and Beethoven, As I Knew Him for the Eighty-Eight Entertainment label. He performed a worldwide live broadcast of George Gershwin Alone in July 2005.
His current projects include a Negaunee Foundation Chicago composition commission and a new musical, Nine Hours on Tenth: The Unknown Story of President Lincoln’s Last Day. Felder is on the Board of Directors of the Colburn School and has been a Scholar in Residence at Harvard University’s Department of Music. He is married to Kim Campbell, former Prime Minister of Canada.