Sonya Belousova is one of today’s most accomplished young Composers, Pianists and Recording Artists, the star of her wildly popular hit music seris ‘Player: Piano’executive produced by the legendary Stan Lee of Marvel Comics. Having Scored over 11 million views in a record time, ‘Player:Piano’ features Belousova’s signature musical re-imaginings of pop culture soundtracks and video game classics, which have included ‘Star Wars’, ‘Akira’, ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Super Mario’, ‘Tetris’, among others
Belousova’s composing work has been constantly praised by the top media outlets such as The Huffington Post, Mashable, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, CNET, MTV, Forbes, etc. “A wildly accomplished Composer & Pianist” – The Huffington Post, “Terrific composition & performance” – Forbes, “Awesomely unique” – MTV, “Mind-blowing” – Enterainment Weekly, “Musical genius” – The Mary Sue, “Fantastic Original Score” – Broadway World, etc.
Recipient of the Russian Ministry of Culture Award, Belousova has wowed audiences at Comic Con (introduced by Stan Lee no less) and made an appearance at the Anime Expo performing her original arrangements featuring solo piano with a 70-piece orchestra and 30-piece choir at a sold out crowd.
Films Belousova has scored have received critical acclaim at Tribeca, Cannes, Melbourne Film Festival, Chicago Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale Film Festival, Denver Film Festival, among many others. She has recently composed the score for ‘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; ‘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; ‘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’s work with award winning choreographer and former Boston Ballet’s soloist Viktor Plotnikov was described as “groundbreaking”, “a big hit” and “stunning” with Belousova composing the scores for Plotnikov’s three original ballets: ‘Orchis’, shortlisted for Grammy as Best Contemporary Classical Composition, ‘Surrogate’ and recently ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’, the Global Music Awards winner and Jerry Goldsmith Awards nominee.
Belousova is also known for her close collaboration with 6-time Grammy winning/2-time Oscar nominated producer Jorge Calandrelli. Belousova’s performance at the 2014 Golden Score Awards resulted in a standing ovation from the Hollywood music industry elite. Belousova arranged & orchestrated multi-platinum Mario Frangoulis’ ‘Tales of Christmas’ album recorded by the London Philharmonia at Abbey Road featuring guest performers Grammy Award winners Sarah Brightman, Marilyn Horne and Jorge Calandrelli, as well as Belousova herself. She is currently in production of her album produced by Jorge Calandrelli, which is being recorded at the historical Capitol Records.