SONYA BELOUSOVA has created a sensation with her critically acclaimed and hugely successful soundtrack to Netflix’s hit fantasy series The Witcher starring Henry Cavil. The Witcher Original Soundtrack Album, featuring songs and score written and produced for the series by Belousova, charted on Billboard’s Top 10 Soundtrack Albums, Top 20 Current Albums and Top 20 Album Sales, and rose to No. 1 on iTunes in every major territory in the world, quickly surpassing 200 MILLION album streams.
The album’s hit single “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher” leapt to No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock Song Sales chart and No. 8 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart. The song ranked No. 1 in the LA Times’s 2020 Emmy-Contending Original Songs playlist and quickly became a viral sensation and a worldwide phenomenon garnering unanimous critical acclaim from Variety, LA Times, Rolling Stone, Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, CNN, BuzzFeed, amassing millions of listens and inspiring countless incredibly diverse YouTube covers and remixes, as well as securing Belousova coveted spots on Variety’s 10 Composers To Watch list and Forbes’s 30 Under 30. In recognition of her work on The Witcher, Belousova was nominated for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards in the Best Original Song (“Toss A Coin to Your Witcher”) and Best Main Title Theme categories.
Belousova is looking forward to premiering The Witcher Suite live featuring herself on piano with a symphony orchestra and choir in front of a sold-out audience at the 2021 Krakow Film Music Festival.
Belousova’s previous projects include Amazon Studios’ The Romanoffs, from Mad Men creator and nine-time Emmy-winner Matthew Weiner, featuring a star-studded cast: Christina Hendricks, Isabelle Huppert, Aaron Eckhart, Amanda Peet, and Diane Lane; NBC Peacock’s Sacred Lies, created by Emmy-nominated Raelle Tucker and executive produced by Tucker and Blumhouse Television, starring Juliette Lewis; The Mist, Paramount Network’s adaptation of the Stephen King novel, starring Frances Conroy; M.F.A., starring Francesca Eastwood, which earned her a coveted spot on Taste of Cinema’s 10 Best Film Scores of 2017; among many other series and films.
A virtuoso concert pianist, Belousova gained millions of fans across the globe starring in the viral sensation Player Piano, executive 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 25 million views worldwide.
In addition to Belousova’s impressive resume of films and TV series, she composed three original ballets ORCHIS, SURROGATE and THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA in collaboration with acclaimed choreographer and Boston Ballet’s soloist Viktor Plotnikov performed by the troupe of the Festival Ballet Providence. Belousova’s 2013 theater debut ORCHIS was praised as a “big hit” and “stunning collaboration.” SURROGATE premiered in 2014 as part of the Festival Ballet’s famed Up Close On Hope series. Based on Federico Garcia Lorca’s play, THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA premiered on March 4, 2016 to a sold-out audience with Broadway World lauding the “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.”
The recipient of the Russian Ministry of Culture Award among other numerous honors, 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. Belousova has wowed audiences at Comic-Con, introduced by the legendary Stan Lee, gave a brilliant virtuosic performance at the 2014 Golden Score Awards followed by a standing ovation from the industry elite gathered there, made an appearance at the Anime Expo performing solo with a 70-piece orchestra and 30-piece choir at a cheering sold-out crowd.
Some of Belousova’s other credits include Universal’s Inside Man 2 starring Aml Ameen; Lionsgate’s Reprisal starring Bruce Willis; Lying and Stealing starring Emily Ratajkowski and Theo James; breakout psychological thriller Darling; Sundance and SXSW cult favorite Carnage Park; SXSW Grand Jury Award nominee Like Me; David Mamet’s Two-Bit Waltz; starring and music producing “Mitsubishi For Your Luxury” commercial; arranging for the multi-platinum Mario Frangoulis’ TALES OF CHRISTMAS album with the London Philharmonia Orchestra featuring Grammy-winning artists Sarah Brightman, Marilyn Horne, Jorge Calandrelli, as well as Belousova herself; and more.
Variety names Belousova and her writing partner Giona Ostinelli “a unique composing duo,” while Entertainment Weekly praises them as “legendary composers.”