Music in Florence

Opera at St Mark’s English Church in Via Maggio

Always enjoyable – consistently described as the No 1 thing to do in Florence on Trip Advisor the operas performed in this little church just get better and better – and the audiences larger and more appreciative – book early to avoid disappointment!

I take a group almost every week!

Festa Baroque Firenze


Grande musica per una grande Storia – a Baroque feast of Music in the Salon dei Cinquecento, Palazzo Vecchio, Firenze.

Salone dei Cinquecento, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

Gli Intermedii de La Pellegina was written for the marriage ceremony between Ferdinando I de Medici and the favourite granddaughter of Catherine de Medici, Christina of Lorraine. This challenging piece of music was performed by Modo Antiquo, with support from Coro Opera Polifonia and conducted and directed by Federico Maria Sardelli – who also found time to play the flute at one point!

Ferdinando de Medici who had to renounce his cardinals hat and the opportunity of becoming Pope when his brother Francesco died so unexpectedly – and without heirs – ascended to the Grand Dukedom of Florence in 1587.

He married Christina two years after their official engagement and seems to have renounced his celibacy with some enthusiasm leaving 8 children including an heir :- Cosimo II, and three spares Francesco, Carlo and Filippo and also 4 daughters ,Eleonora, Caterina, Maddalena and Claudia.


Next part of the Festa Baroque was Antonio Vivaldi, New Discoveries a fabulous concert also held in the Room of the 500 in the Palazzo Vecchio on 07.10.11

Future Plans in Florence – part of the Festival of San Giovanni Battista 2013


Music for La Liberta –Tamsin Waley-Cohen

5-17 July


Thursday 21 April  – Library of the Uffizi Gallery

This concert was part of the spring ‘Sacred Music’ season, where Tamsin played a concert of Bach comprising the G Minor Sonata, E Major Partita and D minor Partita.

It was a rare opportunity to visit the Uffizi Library

Dont miss the next concert

5-17 July

The summer festival of Music in the Bargello.

Held in the summer months, surrounded by the statues in the courtyard of this famous museum, the setting for these concerts is breathtaking.

Tamsin is determined that this festival will grow into one of the most important in Europe.

The focus will be both on Chamber and New music and world class musicians such as Michele Marasco, Alfredo Zamarra, Adrian Brendel, Huw Watkins, Gemma Rosefield and Ben Nabarro have already committed to participate in the Festival.

Fund raising

If you are interested in helping Tamsin raise money in support of these events here will be a couple of exclusive concerts and events before the festival for people interested in learning more about the event.