Pia Salvia is a remarkable harpist and singer, available for any kind of event and in any kind of music styles! (Pop, Jazz, World Music, Rock, Folk, Classical…). If you have specific request, she will arrange and adapt any song you would like for your event and make it sounds unique on the harp! Salvia is available as a solo performance on harp or harp and voice; you can also ask for a duo/trio/quartet..., and pick any instrument you would like to hear with the harp (saxophone, violin, clarinet, bass, drums, percussions,...). Make your event unique and unforgettable!
Pia Salvia's is not only a talented harpist and guitarist with a beautiful voice and spirit, but she also is a pleasure to work with. She made planning easy from working with us to select the music; to coordination with the venue, and with her timely and clear communication regarding all details in advance.
Her solo performance began with background jazz style harp music during the brunch followed by several 60's folk/rock songs with vocals on harp and guitar that I had selected for the occasion. I provided a list of some of my top choices and Pia recommended the songs from the list that would make the best arrangements which she prepared especially for our event. I knew my crowd would want to sing along to several of the songs and she was totally amenable to our chiming in and gracious about sharing the harmonies with us.
I highly recommend hiring Pia Salvia to make your event memorable and extra special!
Price Range: $300 and up
Gig Length: 15 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, French, Spanish
What to Expect
You will get a unique, exceptional and always elegant performance.
Every event is different and Pia will make yours unique. She will follow any request you would have.
Any style of music (Pop, Jazz, World Music, Rock, Folk, Classical…), any song request is welcomed.
Salvia is available as a solo act on harp or harp and voice; you can also ask for a duo/trio/quatuor..., and pick any instrument you would like to hear with the harp (saxophone, violin, clarinet, bass, drums, percussions,...).
Pia Salvia is a harpist/singer raised in Belgium.
She had been classically trained as a harpist for 10 years and has dedicated her life to changing the function of the harp in music. Salvia is one of the first artists to incorporate the classical harp in various styles of music outside of the classical tradition. She composes, arranges and performs original compositions that feature the harp in different settings and styles of music.
Throughout her career, Salvia has won numerous music competitions, such as the National Competition of Belgium Dexia "Axion Classic" in November 2008 (1st prize), the competition Ufam in Paris in 2000 (class honors) and 2006 (the first medal), and the competition Felix Godefroid in 2003 (1st prize)—to name a few.
Salvia has released her first solo cd (harp and vocals) in March 2010, and is currently working on her new record that will come out next year.
Additionally, Salvia has worked with her duo HADA (harp, vocals and percussion) since 2009, with which she won first prize in the Francophone Imagine Competition, performed in prestigious venues and festivals such as the Wapi Jazz Night, Gaume Jazz Festival and recorded an album.
During this time, Salvia moved to Cuba for a few months to study the local musical tradition and culture, a trip that has changed her perspective on music and led her to further experiment with the harp.
Salvia has studied voice and harp in Belgium, France, Holland and Norway. She began studying in the Music Academy International of Nancy in September 2010. During this time she participated in several programs of the famous French channel TF1, formed her new band “Satyameva” with which she performed in many venues and recorded an album. She also formed a duo project, “Takk Two”, that performed in the Wapi Jazz Night in Belgium. Salvia graduated with the highest distinction from the Music Academy International of Nancy.
Right after graduation, in 2011, Pia was invited to perform for the Festival Esperanzah and the Tournai Jazz Festival in Belgium, as well as in the show « Lorraine de chœur, 2000 choristes: La folle histoire des comédies musicales » at Galaxy d’Amnéville in France as a harpist and singer-soloist alongside several famous French artists.
After that, in 2012, Salvia was selected to participate in the famous TV show: “The Voice” in France, and made it to the top 20.
Later on, Salvia began her studies in Berklee College of Music with a major scholarship, from which she graduated in May 2017.
During her time in Boston, Salvia has further developed her style and began new collaborations. She spent a semester in Valencia, studying Spanish music, and travelled to Brazil and Colombia to learn about Brazilian music and the Colombian harp tradition. Following this visit, Salvia was invited back to Colombia to perform and give master classes at the "Second International Harp Festival" in Bogota (Colombia).
Also, Salvia has performed in the United States in prestigious venues and festivals, such as the Boston Harp Festival, Boston Symphony Hall, Berklee Performance Center and many more.
After graduating from Berklee, Salvia has been performing and giving workshops in Poland, Nepal and Belgium, with her solo project and with “Coquelicot”, a trio of harp, vocals and percussion.
Nowadays Pia Salvia lives in New York, performing around the world with music from her upcoming album. She also gives master classes for harpists touching upon new ways of approaching the harp in the modern musical world.
Additional Booking Notes
The sound equipment will be discussed together and will depend on the kind of event you are organizing.
Past Booked Events
|October 18, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Private Event - Boston|
|September 23, 2017 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding - Newport|
|September 17, 2017 • 10:30am - 12:00pm||Private Event - Boston|
Any song is available and possible on the harp.
It does not have to be classical only, you can request anything! :)
Influences & Inspiration
Salvia has performed in prestigious venues and festivals such as the Wapi Jazz Night, Gaume Jazz Festival, Tournai Jazz Festival, Festival Esperanzah in Belgium; the Galaxie d’Amnéville in France, the "Second International Harp Festival” in Bogota-Colombia, the Boston Harp Festival, Boston Symphony Hall, Berklee Performance Center in the Unites States and many more.
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