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6 Fun Facts About Harpist Pia Salvia

Join us on Sunday, September 22 for a celebration of Belgian culture! CMA is partnering with the Embassy and Consulates of Belgium in the United States to present performances and interactive workshops inspired by Belgium. Story Time takes place at 11 am featuring books by Belgian authors read by Children’s Librarian Kristy Raffensberger from the Hudson Park Library.

Harpist Pia Salvia will perform at 12 pm and 2 pm, and sit in on Sound Booth workshops for the rest of the day. Learn more about Belgium through music with 6 Fun Facts about Pia below!

1. Pia Salvia was born in Belgium and currently resides in New York following her graduation from Berklee College of Music in 2017.

2. Pia started playing harp when she was 6 years old. Her mother told her that she asked to play harp when she was 4 and kept asking until she was old enough to go to music school.

3. She grew up studying classical music, then later became fluent in jazz, latin, and pop music by studying all around the world.

4. Today she performs and composes with harp and voice across genre, which results in a unique modern sound that cannot be identified by one genre.

5. She is currently recording an album due out this year.

6. Pia’s dream is to one day open a school for modern harp in Belgium!

This program is supported, in part, by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. This program is presented in partnership with the Embassy and Consulates of Belgium in the United States. CMA gratefully acknowledges in-kind support from Artist & Craftsman Supply Brooklyn.

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