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“The effects-rich score by composers Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli... puts us in her head during intense scenes and starts allowing scraps of dialogue that challenge the morality of her judge-jury-executioner agenda"

The Hollywood Reporter

"The rape scene is difficult to watch, and Noelle’s catatonic initial response is vividly rendered by Sonya Belousova’s unnerving score"


"Fantastic original score by Sonya Belousova… The visuals, dance and music all come together to create something that will linger in the viewer’s mind for a long time.”

Broadway World

"M.F.A. is further proof that the composing team of Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli is one of the more innovative and exciting to listen to working today... Giona and Sonya do something different here and deliver an acid trip of a score which should not be missed"

International Film Music Critics

"The Mist is fascinating and addictive composition, a superb score on its own and one of the most affecting parts of the show in context. Once again Giona Ostinelli & Sonya Belousova deliver an exceptional composition. The Mist is a complex and complete score that you shouldn’t miss under any circumstances"
International Film Music Critics

“Acclaimed composer & pianist Sonya Belousova’s Player Piano video series – executive produced by none other than Stan “The Man” Lee - has a new edition and it’s a terrific composition and performance. Fans will want to listen to this on repeat.”



“When she’s not writing music for plays and operas, Sonya Belousova, a wildly accomplished Russian composer and pianist, creates music videos”

The Huffington Post

"Pursuing Him” uses heavy synths and almost sultry breaths to create a feeling of anticipation, as though a chase is taking place and we’re not sure who is going to be caught"

Dread Central


“Sonya Belousova might just be an Inhuman… Musical genius”

The Mary Sue

“The musical numbers are insanely catchy”



“Fans will feel like they’ve grabbed a Super Star when they hear Sonya Belousova’s latest composition”


“There is very little that is pretty about this piece, but it is thoroughly compelling. The movements are large, but awkward, and the daughters almost resemble marionettes manipulated by their controlling matriarch. Despite this, there is nothing that feels cartoonish, thanks in large part to the fantastic original score by Sonya Belousova. The visuals, dance and music all come together to create something that will linger in the viewer's mind for a long time”

Broadway World

“Awesomely unique arrangement… Masterful”


“Wunderkind Sonya Belousova”


“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

"Sonya Belousova's 'Star Wars' Ultimate Piano Medley Is Out of This World"



“Sonya Belousova’s medley of Star Wars songs is mind-blowing. It never sounded so good”

Entertainment Weekly

"Belousova is good, incredibly good!"

Movie Pilot

"The House of Bernarda Alba is must-see entertainment... Plotnikov’s visually stunning The House of Bernarda Alba utilizes his familiar but unconventional style, the piece further breaks from tradition with some brief dialogue. Composer Sonya Belousova’s original score adds to the drama, giving it an eerie and haunting quality"

Motif Magazine

“Composer & pianist Sonya Belousoav always puts her own style into the piece, and well, its’ pretty incredible. Listen for yourself”

Making Music


“Audiences were blown away by the eccentric, wide range of Sonya Belousova’s original score, striking a rich parallel to

Viktor Plotnikov’s unique choreography”

The Festival Ballet Providence


“Let composer Sonya Belousova warp your senses”



“Stop everything and listen to this NOW… Incredible”



“Sonya Belousova is one of today’s most accomplished young composers and pianists… She charmed us”



“Sonya Belousova’s latest masterpiece… The music is the real star”

The Mary Sue


“Sonya Belousova’s arrangement stands out as truly unique”



“Just Belousova's talent alone, without the whole production side of things, is worth it”


"In the case of Sonya Belousova, it seems that this piano virtuoso may have just found the sweet spot. In an impressive showing of skill, Belousova plays a series of Super Mario themes on a piano thats been aesthetically transformed into a Nintendo. The music is certainly far more accessible, if not more entertaining, than playing Liszt’s Concert Etudes on a 9-foot Steinway. Not only does Belousova give brilliant performances of these pieces, she’s also responsible for their excellent arrangements — indeed, the renowned pianist is also known for her compositional chops, and has won multiple international composition and piano competitions, including the first prize at the Rodion Shchedrin’s Piano & Composition Competition. She was also awarded the Russian Ministry of Culture Award, deemed the most prestigious Russian ward granted on the basis of exceptional talent” 

Digital Trends


“Festival Ballet Providence reaches new heights with “The House of Bernarda Alba,” taken from a play by Federico Garcia Lorca, choreographed by Viktor Plotnikov, with an original score by Sonya Belousova”

Warwick Beacon

“Spectacular” might often be used online to attract the eye of readers, but in Sonya Belousova's case, the word is truly appropriate"

Geeks Are Sexy


“Stunning Original Arrangements”

The Daily Dot


“Belousova flawlessly mimics an entire orchestra with just two hands and her piano keys as she plays her beautiful, original arrangements”

The Mary Sue

“Piano Virtuoso… Russian-born composer & pianist Sonya Belousova shows off her more whimsical side… Not only does Belousova give brilliant performances, she’s also responsible for excellent arrangements”

Digital Trends


“Dramatically intriguing, musically electrifying… Sensation”

The MusicNotes

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  • The Huffington Post  Composers Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli Premiering Two New Films at SXSW  March 13, 2017

  • The Huffington Post  An Interview With Composer And Pianist Sonya Belousova   April 25, 2016

  • Mashable  Sonya Belousova Returns With Galactic Star Wars Medley  December 10, 2015

  • Nerd Bastards  Listen As Sonya Belousova Takes On An Ultimate Star Wars Medley  December 10, 2015

  • The Daily Dot  Behind The Music of Player Piano  October 5, 2015

  • Saint Petersburg TV Channel  American Dream With A Melody From Super Mario Bros.: The Story of Composer Sonya Belousova September 3, 2015

  • Digispun  Music Interview: Sonya Belousova  August 12, 2015

  • The Movie Pilot  Hit YouTube Series Player:Piano Tackles 'Doctor Who' Theme  April 21, 2015

  • The Mary Sue  Sonya Belousova Celebrates Doctor Who In Her Latest Video Masterpiece  April 21, 2015


  • The Hollywood Reporter  M.F.A. Film Review  October 13, 2017

  • Dread Central  Exclusive: Feel the Pursuit With This M.F.A. Soundtrack Song Premiere  October 26, 2017

  • Variety  SXSW Film Review: ‘M.F.A.’  March 21, 2017

  • IndieWire  Summer Horror Preview: 10 Movies to Scare Away That Summertime Sadness  May 10, 2016

  • SlashFilm  2017 Overlook Film Festival Reviews: Everything We Saw at the Inaugural Horror Fest  May 4, 2016

  • BlogCritics  SXSX World Premiere: "M.F.A." Starring Francesca Eastwood  March 24, 2016

  • Playbill  Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Lin-Manuel Miranda Present a New Musical  November 30, 2016

  • Billboard  OMG! Lin-Manuel Miranda & Dwayne Johnson's 'Millennials: The Musical' Has Arrived  November 30, 2016

  • The AV Club  Best friends The Rock and Lin-Manuel Miranda made a musical about millennials  November 29, 2016

  • Entertainment Weekly  Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dwayne Johnson release Millennials: The Musical  November 29, 2016

  • Consequence of Sound  Dwayne Johnson and Lin-Manuel Miranda team up for Millennials: The Musical  November 29, 2016

  • Tubefilter  Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Produce Mini-Musical About Millennials  November 29, 2016

  • Marie Claire  'Millennials: The Musical' Features a 20-Something's Biggest Nightmare: A Lost Phone  November 29, 2016

  • People  Lin-Manuel Miranda and Dwayne Johnson's Millennials Musical Is Here!  November 29, 2016

  • The Wrap  Dwayne Johnson, Lin-Manuel Miranda Unleash ‘Millennials: The Musical’  November 29, 2016

  • IndieWire  Lin-Manuel Miranda and Dwayne Johnson Reveal Hilarious ‘Millennials: The Musical’  November 23, 2016

  • Rolling Stone  Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Rock Team for 'Millennials: The Musical'  November 22, 2016



  • Broadway World  Festival Ballet's Exceptional Up Close On Hope  March 8, 2016

  • Cranston Herald  Festival Ballet’s ‘Up Close’ reaches new heights  March 15, 2016

  • Motif Magazine  Up Close On Hope Is Must-See Entertainment  March 7, 2016

  • Providence Journal  Festival Ballet’s Up Close offers contrast and moments to die for  March 5, 2016

  • Providence Journal  Festival Ballet Providence caps ‘Up Close’ series with two world premieres  March 2, 2016

  • Motif Magazine  Spring Dancers Are Light On Their Feet  March 2, 2016

  • Broadway World  Festival Ballet Providence to Continue Season with Up Close On Hope Series  February 15, 2016

  • Festival Ballet Providence  Mesmerising  November 14, 2014

  • Motif Magazine  Up Close On Hope's First Installment Delights Audiences  November 11, 2014

  • Tribune of A Young Journalist  The Spring Has Started With Orchis  April 1, 2013

  • Festival Ballet Providence  As Agon & Orchis Comes To A Close, Some Final Thoughts  March 10, 2013

  • RI NPR  Festival Ballet Reaches Beautifully into the Past and Future  March 7, 2013

  • Providence Journal  New piece and classic combine at Festival Ballet  March 6, 2013

  • Motif Magazine  Groundbreaking Ballet  March 5, 2013


  • WQXR  Watch: Sonya Belousova's 'Star Wars' Ultimate Piano Medley Is Out of This World  December 13, 2016

  • WWG  This Moving Piano Tribute To Tomb Raider Is Awesome  October 7, 2016

  • Syfy Wire  Tomb Raider celebrates 20 years with world premiere of music video  October 6, 2016

  • Fanbase Press  Sonya Belousova & Crystal Dynamics Reveal Tomb Raider Music Video At NYCC 2016  October 6, 2016

  • Syfy Asia  Tomb Raider celebrates 20 years with world premiere of Sonya Belousova's music video  October 7, 2016

  • Gambit Magazine  Tomb Raider Celebrates 20 Year With Music Video Medley From Composer & Pianist Sonya Belousova  October 6, 2016

  • Entertainment Weekly  Sonya Belousova's Medley of Star Wars Songs is Mindblowing  December 10, 2015

  • Forbes  Star Wars: The Force Awakens Prepares To Take Over Hollywood  December 10, 2015

  • Paste Magazine  See This Stunning Star Wars Tribute On Piano  December 10, 2015

  • Superstar Magazine  Composer & Pianist Sonya Belousova Performs A Chill-Inducing ‘Princess Leia Theme  January 7, 2017

  • The Mary Sue  Sonya Belousova Celebrates The Force Awakens With The Ultimate Star Wars Medley  December 10, 2015

  • Fanbase Press  Sonya Belousova Awakens Their Inner Jedi With The Ultimate Star Wars Medley  December 10, 2015

  • Following The Nerd  You've Never Heard Star Wars, Doctor Who or The Walking Dead Played Like This Before  December 10, 2015

  • The AV Club  Sonya Belousova brings new life to The Walking Dead theme  August 31, 2015

  • Classical MPR  Sonya Belousova takes on Super Mario Bros  August 4, 2015

  • MTV  This Awesomely Unique Version Of The Super Mario Brothers Theme Song Will Give You Major Nostalgia  July 31, 2015

  • SDPnoticias  Genial Interpretación En Piano Para Celebrar A Super Mario  July 30, 2015

  • Digital Trends  Watch Sonya Belousova Play Mario Bros. Themes On A Nintendo Piano  July 29, 2015

  • Forbes  Power Up With This Classical Tribute To Super Mario Bros  July 28, 2015

  • Saint Petersburg TV Channel  Composer & Pianist Native of Saint Petersburg, Russia Performed The Themes From Super Mario Bros. On A Nintendo Piano  July 28, 2015

  • Mashable  This Piano-Turned-Nintendo Is The Best Way To Listen To Super Mario Tunes  July 28, 2015

  • Movie Pilot  Sonya Belousova's Latest Video Is A Spirited, Fun Tribute To Nintendo and Satoru Iwata  July 28, 2015

  • The Daily Dot  Your favorite 'Super Mario Bros' tunes sound incredible on this Nintendo-themed piano  July 28, 2015

  • Sopitas  ¡Esta Es La Manera Definitiva De Escuchar Música De Nintendo!  July 28, 2015

  • Entertainment Weekly  Listen to a beautiful piano version of the Doctor Who theme  April 24, 2015

  • CNET  See a musical tribute to 'Doctor Who' played on a Tardis-blue piano  April 24, 2015

  • Mashable  Sonya Belousova emerges from TARDIS to play 'Doctor Who' theme song cover  April 24, 2015

  • MusicNotes Q&A with Performance MVPs (Musical Visual Phenoms) Player Piano  April 24, 2015

  • GeekWire  Sonya Belousova's ‘Doctor Who’ tribute on piano will make your day  April 24, 2015

  • The Daily Dot  Watch Sonya Belousova do a mind-blowing cover of the 'Doctor Who' theme  April 22, 2015

  • USA Today  Watch: Sonya Belousova plays a classical music tribute in 51 years of costumes  April 21, 2015

  • Forbes  The Twelve Doctors Tickle The Ivories In This Classical Tribute To Doctor Who  April 21, 2015

  • Digital Spy  Doctor Who: YouTube stars Player Piano debut spectacular theme cover  April 21, 2015

  • Classical MPR  A piano twist on the Doctor Who theme  April 21, 2015

  • Northampton Herald & Post  Doctor Who theme gets the Player Piano treatment  April 21, 2015

  • Nerdist  Sonya Belousova Traverses Time and Space With The Doctor Who Theme  April 21, 2015

  • Geek & Sundry  Player Piano Covers Doctor Who Theme... Tardis Included!  April 21, 2015

  • The Mary Sue  Sonya Belousova’s On The Spot Series Continues To Wow Us With Video Game Arrangements  January 6, 2015

  • Kotaku  Sonya Belousova Takes On Final Fantasy, Chrono Cross And Skyrim  January 5, 2015

  • The Tanooki  Listen as Sonya Belousova arranges Nintendo themes by ear  December 16, 2014 

  • Kotaku  Sonya Belousova Hears A Nintendo Theme Once, Then Makes Beautiful Music  December 15, 2014

  • Bustle  Amazing Sonya Belousova Turns Classic Nintendo Theme Songs Into Classical Music On The Spot  December 11, 2014

  • The AV Club  Here’s the Tetris theme played on a custom built arcade piano  November 17, 2014

  • The Mary Sue  The Akira Theme Gets A Badass Piano Cover  July 5, 2014

  • io9  Stop Everything And Listen To This Amazing Cover Of The Akira Theme NOW  July 5, 2014

  • Oxigeno  Conmovedora Version De Bohemian Rhapsody  April 29, 2015 

  • Nerdist  Sonya Belousova's Bohemian Rhapsody Would Have Made Freddie Mercury Proud  April 2, 2015  

  • Little Things  She Sits Down To Play A Song From 1975, But Listen Closely. This Is INCREDIBLE!  April 2, 2015

  • Russland  Musikclip: Teufelspianistin im Fantasy-Reich  November 9, 2013

  • Tribute Weekly Chronicle  Stan Lee Returns to Comic-Con with “World of Heroes” Youtube Channel  July 25, 2013

  • Zimbio  World of Heroes Panel at Comic Con  July 18, 2013

  • Tubefilter  Tubefilter’s Guide To San Diego Comic-Con 2013  July 17, 2013

  • The Huffington Post  Sonya Belousova Plays The Superman Theme While Dressed As Lois Lane  May 10, 2013

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