“Being part of Paraorchestra is a dream come true and sort of ties all of the creative strands of my life together. The best part is I get to make music with kindred musical souls!”
Sonia is a Scottish/Italian composer, musician, writer and music therapist. After gaining a PhD in Composition and an MSc in Music Therapy (Nordoff-Robbins) she is now developing several projects as a composer and performer and has recently started a new part-time research post in disability arts at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. She is a multi-instrumentalist and has been known to sing and act from time to time!
New works currently being developed include writing the score for “Seasons 4.0” - A mixed-media re-imagining of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons as a dance-music fusion work funded by The Unlimited Fund which commissions new work by disabled artists. Sonia loves performing and creating music with The British Paraorchestra and toured nationally in Spring 2014 with a new production by Graeae Theatre Company of “Threepenny Opera” (Brecht/Weill) playing the character “Maisie”. She has a neurological disorder which means using a wheelchair but doesn’t let this curb her incurable wanderlust.