Sonya Belousova: The Sound of Russia

Thursday / December 9, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
Steinert Hall
162 Boylston Street
United States

In collaboration with the Steinway Society of Massachusetts and Berklee College of Music, internationally recognized, award-winning pianist and composer Sonya Belousova proudly presents an energetic and stunning evening of today's classical Russian piano music. Belousova will perform works of Russian living composers: Shchedrin, Slonimsky, Metallidi, and herself.

Sonya Belousova was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She began her musical training at the early age of 5, and since 7 she has been constantly performing in the largest halls of Saint Petersburg and Moscow. Belousova has been the winner of multiple international contests as a young composer and pianist as well as the Russian Ministry of Culture Award, which is considered the most prestigious Russian award granted on the basis of an exceptional compositional maturity and talent.

Belousova's individual style is based on the synthesis of Russian national traditions with contemporary techniques. Her melodic and harmonic language is striking for its brightness and richness. The instrumental texture and form in her works prove her thorough mastery of classical and modern writing.