In recent years, Sonya Belousova has been increasingly recognized as "one of the industry’s most prolific composers," said Electronic Musician. Belousova’s unique career presents a rare blend of contrasting genres and forms bringing her equal recognition as a composer and pianist. Her distinctive voice has been hailed by critics worldwide - The Huffington Post praised her for being a “wildly accomplished composer & pianist,” MTV - “awesomely unique,” while The Mary Sue declared: “Sonya Belousova might just be an Inhuman… Musical genius!"
Most recently, Belousova scored THE ROMANOFFS, Amazon Studio’s globe-spanning ambitious follow-up to MAD MEN from creator and nine-time Emmy-winner Matthew Weiner. The anthology series features a star-studded cast including Christina Hendricks, Aaron Eckhart, Isabelle Huppert, Diane Lane, Amanda Peet, Jack Huston, John Slattery, Paul Reiser, Corey Stoll, Hugh Skinner, JJ Field, Hera Hilmar, Kathryn Hahn, Radha Mitchell, among others. "The one thing that stood out undeniably was the series' impeccable taste in music," - said Meaww, praising Belousova's score for its "sophisticated music palette."
Belousova recently completed her groundbreaking score for Facebook Watch’s first scripted drama series, a fan and critic favorite, SACRED LIES, created by Emmy-nominated Raelle Tucker and executive produced by Tucker, two-time Emmy-winning director Scott Winant and Blumhouse Television. Additionally, Belousova wrote, produced & performed original songs for the series. The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) lauded the score for its "exciting, innovative flavour," while Vehlinggo called it "a stunner" applauding its"remarkable versatility." Lakeshore Records released the original series soundtrack.
In 2017 Belousova co-composed & produced a critically acclaimed haunting soundtrack for Paramount’s reimagining of the Stephen King novel, THE MIST. Created by Christian Torpe and executive produced by The Weinstein Company, THE MIST stars Frances Conroy, Alyssa Sutherland, and Morgan Spector. Movie Pilot praised the score as “a stroke of genius” and “pivotal in bringing THE MIST to life.” The IFMCA lauded it as a "fascinating and addictive composition, a superb score on its own and one of the most affecting parts of the show in context. Once again Sonya Belousova delivers an exceptional composition. The Mist is a complex and complete score that you shouldn’t miss under any circumstances," while Electronic Musician described it as "some of the most exciting and moving film music in a while." BMG Records released the original series soundtrack.
The same year, Belousova lent her musical talents to the SXSW Grand Jury Award-nominated film M.F.A. starring Francesca Eastwood, which earned her a coveted spot on Taste of Cinema’s 10 Best Film Scores of 2017. The IFMCA declared the composing team of Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli “one of the most innovative and exciting to listen to working today,” adding that their music for M.F.A was “an acid trip of a score which should not be missed.” Variety praised the score for its "vividly unnerving" quality, while The Hollywood Reporter admired its richness. Lakeshore Records released the original soundtrack for the film.
Most recently, Belousova has score Lionsgate’s action film REPRISAL starring Bruce Willis, Frank Grillo, and Olivia Culpo, directed by Brian A. Miller, and the heist thriller LYING AND STEALING with Emily Ratajkowski, Theo James, Isiah Whitlock Jr., and Evan Handler, directed by Matt Aselton produced by COTA Films (Ghost In The Shell, Prometheus).
Belousova gained millions of fans across the globe starring in the viral sensation PLAYER PIANO, produced by Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee. Belousova’s brilliant performances of her virtuosic arrangements were declared “terrific” (Forbes), “mind-blowing” (Entertainment Weekly), “galactic” (Mashable), “masterful” (MTV), "wunderkind" (Tubefilter), and have surpassed 20 million views worldwide.
Belousova starred, performed and served as a music producer for the MITSUBISHI For Your Luxury commercial, which is broadcast across Europe and Asia.
Belousova’s collaboration with acclaimed choreographer and former Boston Ballet’s soloist Viktor Plotnikov resulted in three original ballets - ORCHIS, SURROGATE and THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA - performed by the remarkable troupe of the Festival Ballet Providence. Based on Federico Garcia Lorca’s play, THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA premiered on March 4, 2016 to a sold-out audience with Belousova's score being lauded by Broadway World as “fantastic original score… The visuals, dance and Belousova’s music all come together to create something that will linger in the viewer’s mind for a long time.” SURROGATE premiered in 2014 as part of the Festival Ballet's famed Up Close On Hope series. "Accompanied by Sonya Belousova’s techno sounding original score, this thought-provoking piece questions whether we have all become 'surrogates,' unable to think and act for ourselves. Wearing tutus, three female dancers are accompanied by their male partners who move them about by grabbing hold of their ponytails." — Motif Magazine described the ballet. ORCHIS premiered in 2013. Praised 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 received an honorary citation from the Mayor of Providence joined by the citizens of Providence.
Additionally, Belousova arranged & orchestrated multi-platinum Mario Frangoulis’s TALES OF CHRISTMAS album with the London Philharmonia Orchestra featuring Grammy-winning artists Sarah Brightman, Marilyn Horne, and Jorge Calandrelli, as well as Belousova herself; wrote and produced "insanely catchy" songs and score (Playbill) for MILLENNIALS: THE MUSICAL from Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Lin-Manuel Miranda; created "musical magic" (The Examiner) for David Mamet's quirky dramedy TWO-BIT WALTZ starring Academy Award nominees William H. Macy and David Paymer; composed a “fuzzy, thudding, looping electro-classical soundtrack of feedback noise” (Variety) for the 2017 SXSW Grand Jury Award nominee LIKE ME starring Addison Timlin and Larry Fessenden; underlined the heartwarming nostalgia of THE BOAT BUILDER starring Christopher Lloyd and Jane Kaczmarek; among others.
Recipient of the Russian Ministry of Culture Award, Belousova performed in the most celebrated venues of both her native Russia and USA, including the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Grand and Chamber Halls of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles Convention Center, San Diego Convention Center, among others. Belousova has wowed audiences at Comic Con, introduced by Stan Lee, gave a brilliant virtuosic performance at the 2014 Golden Score Awards followed by a standing ovation, 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 cheering sold-out crowd.