Sonya Belousova

Sonya Belousova one on of today’s most accomplished composers and pianists. Originally from Saint Petersburg, Russia, Belousova is a winner of multiple international composition and piano competitions, including the first prize at the Rodion Shchedrin’s Piano & Composition Competition. Recognized as a child prodigy, at the age of 13 Belousova was awarded with the Russian Ministry of Culture Award for her outstanding achievements in music composition.

Blousova has gained a wide public recognition for her award winning project Player Piano created in collaboration with director and screenwriter Tom Grey. To date Player Piano has totaled over 9 million views and received an array of awards and honors with Belousova performing her original solo piano arrangements at her 2013 San Diego Comic Con panel with Stan Lee of Marvel Comics. In 2014 she was invited as a featured soloist to perform her arrangements for a 70 - piece symphony orchestra, 30 - piece choir and piano solo at a sold out crowd at the Anime Expo.

Belousova has scored films that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, Cannes International Film Festival, Melbourne International Animation Festival, Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Denver Film Festival, etc. She has recently composed the score for HOW SARAH GOT HER WINGS starring Teen Choice Award nominee Derek Theler and Lindsey Gort; CHRISTMAS TRADE starring MTV Movie Award winner William Baldwin and nominees Denise Richards and Tom Arnold; AZTEC BLOOD, a TV pilot written by Pulitzer Prize winning & Academy Award nominated David Mamet and directed by Clara Mamet, starring Emmy Award nominee Rob Riggle, John Pirruccello and Rebecca Pidgeon; as well as contributed music for TWO-BIT WALTZ starring Academy Award nominees William H. Macy and David Paymer, Rebecca Pidgeon, Clara Mamet and Jared Gilman, directed by Clara Mamet from executive producer David Mamet; THE BOAT BUILDER starring Emmy Award winner Christopher Lloyd and Golden Globe nominee Jane Kaczmarek.

Belousova has been commissioned by the Festival Ballet Providence to write three original ballets in collaboration with acclaimed choreographer Viktor Plotnikov. ORCHIS premiered in 2013. Described as a “big hit” and “stunning collaboration” it returned to stage again in the following season. In recognition of Belousova’s many achievements as a composer and pianist in both her native Russia and throughout the international music world, she has received an honorary citation from the Mayor of Providence joined by the citizens of Providence. SURROGATE premiered in 2014 as part of the Festival Ballet's Up Close On Hope series. THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA will be coming to stage on March 4, 2016.

Belousova has performed in the largest venues of both her native Russia and the United States, including the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Grand Hall of Saint Petersburg Philharmonia, Chamber Hall of Saint Petersburg Philharmonia, Saint Petersburg State Capella Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles Convention Center, San Diego Convention Center, etc.

In collaboration with Jorge Calandrelli, 27 time Grammy/2 time Academy Award nominated producer and arranger, Belousova has arranged, orchestrated and recorded for Mario Frangoulis's TALES OF CHRISTMAS album. The album has been recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the legendary Abbey Road Studios and features guest artists Grammy Award winners Sarah BrightmanMarilyn Horne and Jorge Calandrelli. Currently Jorge Calandrelli is producing Belousova’s solo piano album featuring her performing the piano pieces composed by Maestro Calandrelli. The recording sessions have begun at Capitol Records.

Belousova received a standing ovation performing Jorge Calandrelli's piano pieces at the 2014 ASMAC Golden Score Awards at the Los Angeles Skirball Cultural Center honoring Maestro Calandrelli and Academy Award winning composer Michael Giacchino. Special guests for the event included: multi-Grammy Award winning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, multi-Grammy Award winning record producer Walter Afanasieff, Grammy Award winning saxophonist Kenny G, among others.

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