Sonia Kiang.

COMPOSER • LYRICIST • SINGER
MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMER

Sonia Kiang is a French born Chinese composer, lyricist, singer and musical theatre performer.

Her music is deeply rooted in cinematic narratives and takes inspiration in the emotions she can feel as an actress on stage. She enjoys writing in various styles, from intimate and minimalistic piano solos to emotional orchestral pieces, or experimental neo-soul and contemporary electronic tracks.

She produces music, writes lyrics and librettos for theatre, musical theatre, music bands and also composes music for short films and other visual medias. Furthermore, she often performs in her live projects (see more below).

Sonia graduated valedictorian from the Musicien.ne des Musiques Actuelles course at Trempolino in Nantes, and studied film music and orchestral composition in Courts-On in Paris.

Acting in Musical Theatre

Sonia attended a professional musical theatre school in Paris, learning to act, dance and sing. She also participated in Masterclasses and workshops with well-known figures from Broadway, e.g. Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Golden Globe Award-winning songwriters Pasek and Paul (La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman…), Jen Waldman (founder of JWS), Adam Kantor (actor, singer), and more.
She starred in various musical theatre productions in Paris, Avignon & Toulouse (France), Casablanca (Morocco), London (UK) and also in New York (USA), at the prestigious Broadway club Feinstein’s/54 Below.

 

Malween 
© C. Rougetet
Malween
© C. Rougetet

Independent music scene

Sonia is also a singer and musician in music bands. She co-founded indie electronica band Seekers Keepers, with her childhood friend Kevin. They have been writing music together for more than 10 years in different bands.
She also plays live machines, percussions and sings in Malween (Chanson Electro-Rock).

Seekers Keepers at Stereolux, Nantes
© I. Fouchecourt
Seekers Keepers at Stereolux, Nantes
© I. Fouchecourt

 

Seekers Keepers at Trempolino, Nantes
© La Faute à Rélie
Seekers Keepers at Trempolino, Nantes
© La Faute à Rélie
Seekers Keepers at Stereolux, Nantes 
© Sarah Kiang
Seekers Keepers at Stereolux, Nantes
© Sarah Kiang