Connecticut native Peter Speziale is a performer and harp instructor in the Greater Los Angeles area. He also provides miscellaneous harp-related services including string replacement, lever regulation, and instrument cartage in the Greater Southern California area.
An accomplished orchestral and chamber player, he performs throughout Southern California including several new works such as the world premier of Hypnotic Dances for Alto Flute and Harp by Lucas Floyd, a work commissioned by the American Harp Society in 2012.
Active in the harp community, Peter has served as Secretary for the Philadelphia (PA) Chapter of the American Harp Society (AHS) and has adjudicated the Educational Evaluations for the Orange County (CA) AHS Chapter. He was also involved in the 2008 World Harp Congress as a Youth Ambassador.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Arizona where he was a student of renowned pop, jazz, and recording harpist Carrol McLaughlin. He also holds a Master of Music degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University where he was a student of Sarah Bullen, principal harpist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Currently Peter manages Salvi Harps, Inc. in Los Angeles after having managed Virginia Harp Center (Haddonfield, NJ location) for four years.
When not playing the harp, Peter enjoys bird-watching, hiking, gardening, and spending time with his dog, Harriet. He is an active member of the San Fernando and La Ballona Valley Bromeliad Societies.