Sonia Kiang.

COMPOSER • LYRICIST • SINGER
MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMER

Born into a Chinese family in Nantes, France, Sonia had lived in Shanghai and Paris for ten years before recently returning to the comfort of her hometown. She also frequently works in Paris and Toulouse.

Her music is deeply rooted in cinematic narratives. She enjoys writing in various styles, from intimate and minimalistic piano solos to emotional orchestral pieces, or experimental neo-soul and electronic tracks. Her former times as a French teacher is still an inherent part of the way she works, and her present is now fully devoted to music and art.

She produces music, writes lyrics and librettos for theatre, musical theatre and music bands. Furthermore, she often performs in her live projects.

In 2019, Sonia graduated valedictorian from the Musicien.ne des Musiques Actuelles course at Trempolino, in Nantes (music theory & harmony, instruments training, composition, producing, music for visual media, management & entrepreneurship…).
She is currently studying film music at Courts-on in Paris. She speaks French, Mandarin Chinese and English fluently.

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