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SONYA BELOUSOVA & GIONA OSTINELLI have created a sensation crafting the mega-hit, THE WITCHER. The Witcher Original Soundtrack Album has surpassed 300 MILLION album streams worldwide, charted on Billboard’s Top 10 Soundtrack Albums, Top 20 Current Albums and Top 20 Album Sales, and rose to No. 1 on iTunes in every major territory in the world.
The duo headlined the 2021 Krakow Film Music Festival with The Witcher Suite featuring Belousova on piano performing with a symphony orchestra and choir to a cheering sold-out crowd, followed by the Suite’s official release via Sony Music.
Belousova & Ostinelli’s upcoming project is the NBC drama THE THING ABOUT PAM, “one of the most anticipated series of 2022.” Based on the true-crime story that became a Dateline phenomenon, the series stars Oscar winner Renée Zellweger, Josh Duhamel and Judy Greer.
The duo’s previous projects include Amazon Studios’ THE ROMANOFFS, from Mad Men creator and nine-time Emmy-winner Matthew Weiner, featuring a star-studded cast: Christina Hendricks, Isabelle Huppert, Aaron Eckhart, Amanda Peet, and Diane Lane; NBC Peacock’s SACRED LIES, created by Emmy-nominated Raelle Tucker and executive produced by Tucker and Blumhouse Television, starring Juliette Lewis; THE MIST, Paramount Network’s adaptation of the Stephen King novel, starring Frances Conroy.
A virtuoso concert pianist, Belousova gained millions of fans across the globe starring in the viral internet sensation PLAYER PIANO, executive produced by Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee.
Some of Belousova & Ostinelli’s other credits include Universal’s INSIDE MAN 2 starring Aml Ameen; Lionsgate’s REPRISAL starring Bruce Willis; LYING AND STEALING starring Emily Ratajkowski and Theo James; breakout psychological thriller DARLING; Sundance and SXSW cult favorite CARNAGE PARK; SXSW Grand Jury Award nominee LIKE ME; David Mamet’s TWO-BIT WALTZ; starring and music producing Mitsubishi For Your Luxury commercial; arranging for the multi-platinum Mario Frangoulis’ TALES OF CHRISTMAS album with the London Philharmonia Orchestra featuring Grammy-winning artists Sarah Brightman, Marilyn Horne, Jorge Calandrelli, as well as Belousova herself.
In addition, Belousova composed three original ballets, ORCHIS, SURROGATE and THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA, in collaboration with Boston Ballet’s soloist and choreographer Viktor Plotnikov performed by the troupe of the Festival Ballet Providence. Ostinelli composed the musical play TOBIO: THE PUPPET MASTER commissioned by MOST Theatre (Moscow, Russia).
The recipient of the Russian Ministry of Culture Award among other honors, Belousova performed in the most celebrated venues of both her native Russia and USA, including the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Grand and Chamber Halls of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, Los Angeles and San Diego Convention Centers. Belousova has wowed audiences at Comic-Con International, introduced by the legendary Stan Lee; made an appearance at the Anime Expo performing solo with a symphony orchestra and choir to a sold-out crowd.
Variety names Belousova and Giona Ostinelli “a unique composing duo,” while Entertainment Weekly praises them as “legendary composers.”
"The soundtrack for "The Witcher" became its own phenomenon earlier this year, eventually tallying 100 million streams for the colorful score by Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli. Their song "Toss A Coin To Your Witcher" became a viral sensation. You’re not going to be able to get that
song out of your head" Variety
"Toss A Coin To Your Witcher" is a musical masterpiece... A bonafide bop... The song of winter, fall, spring, and summer..." Buzzfeed
"Warning: Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli’s song (with lyrics by Jenny Klein and performed by Joey Batey) is accursedly catchy, likely due to some dark magic in the chorus. So beware of the ear worm, O Valley of Plenty!" Los Angeles Times
"And then there’s that song. My God, that song. Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli’s “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher” has taken up residence in all of our heads, and shows no sign of leaving before the spring thaw. With its catchy melody, dubious rhymes, and eminently belt-able refrain,
“Toss a Coin” runs where, say, Thrones’ “The Rains of Castamere” merely walked" Rolling Stone
"A viral hit... The song you just can’t get out of your head" Entertainment Weekly
"The breakout hit. The song may be even more popular than the show itself" New York Post
"The hit song of the season" The Verge
"The biggest banger of 2020" Thrillist
"The song from The Witcher is the best part of the Netflix series... This song is good as hell" Esquire
"An epic earworm" NPR
"Toss A Coin To Your Witcher", the viral earworm, became just as famous as the show" Forbes
"A legitimate contender for best song of 2019" Vulture
Belousova & Ostinelli are the songwriters and music producers behind the album’s hit single, Toss a Coin to Your Witcher, which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock Song Sales chart and No. 8 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart. The song ranked No. 1 in the LA Times’s 2020 Emmy-Contending Original Songs playlist and quickly became a viral sensation and a worldwide phenomenon garnering unanimous critical acclaim, amassing millions of listens and inspiring countless YouTube covers and remixes, as well as securing Belousova & Ostinelli coveted spots on Variety’s 10 Composers To Watch list and Forbes's 30 Under 30.