For Singer-Songwriter Sonya Kahn, the quote, "Where words fail music speaks" isn't just a quote, its part of who she is as an artist. A classically trained concert pianist - talent powerhouse utilizes her education and creative wizardry to share her ideas, thoughts and soul through her music. Growing up in Moscow, Russia, Sonya Kahn has lived life like someone who has been here three times as long. She started playing the piano by the age of three, singing by five and writing music by the age of six. Her family’s background in music is vast, with her mother an established concert pianist and university professor; her grandmother a singer/actress and radio performer; making three generations of musically gifted women an accomplishment in itself. So it came as no surprise that Sonya was introduced to the joys of classical music at an early age.
It’s been a long road from her first six-year touring gig in Europe at the age of six, with the group SUNSHINE. Back then Sonya was a multi-talented child prodigy touring, recording, performing as a lead vocalist, while being a full-time student at a prestigious European music academy. She was known as the little girl with the big voice. “I was just a kid,” she remembers. “But I loved the idea of being on stage and singing in front of thousands of people. It was my first taste of success.”
While continuing to further her education with occasional trips back to Europe she finally decided it was time for her to challenge America. Arriving in Los Angeles, she took it upon herself to learn a new language, English. She knew learning English was absolutely necessary if she was to write and sing for an American audience. Self-motivated, this determined music multi-hyphenate prevailed with her tenacious ambition and music expertise to do it herself without compromising her need to express herself.
Her 2009 new break-out single, “Lonely Road’ from her classically inspired, soulful Pop/rock CD, NEW BEGINNING, was her second music video from the album. NEW BEGINNING is a 13-track labor of love with heartfelt ballads, feisty driving rock songs and fun dance tunes.
Sonya recently released her sophomore album “Stripped Ballads”, selections include Sonya’s newest original songs as well as her arrangements of all-time classics by Russell Brand, Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand (Michel Legrand) and Whitney Houston (David Foster).
This beautiful music maverick is a force to be reckoned with. Her dynamic professionalism, talent and individuality certainly put her head and shoulders above the rest.
SONYA KAHN has announced the release of her second album, “Stripped Ballads.” The album is available now on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Rhapsody, Napster and in major retail stores.