Velvet Determination " a musical journey about wrong notes, hard knocks and the keys to success. Cynthia plays herself as a naive, wide-eyed and young pianist enduring music-hating neighbours, flamboyant teachers and a falling piano. These and other obstacles confront her as she tackles the Big Apple determined to make it her personal and artistic home. Live classical piano. Best Festival Debut (NYC United Solo), Best Solo Show (Pittsburgh Fringe).