Sonja is not your everyday harpist. She is the first Belgian harpist who has followed a jazz course at world famous harpist Park Stickney and the former harpist of the Dutch Metropole Orchestra, Rosetty de Ruiter. Thanks to C-mine cultural center Genk she has played at the C-mine jazz festival after an intensive coaching by Ewout Pierreux. Sonja then stood at several festivals and participated in performances with Maurice Engelen from Praga Khan.
Currently she is immersing herself in the world of electro-acoustic harp with her loop station and effect pedals. In the meantime she gives workshops in all Europe to show other harpists what is possible with an electric or electro-acoustic harp.
She is born and raised in Genk and she studied harp at the conservatories of Rotterdam and Maastricht. This lady is at home in all genres.
You can find this enthusiastic harp teacher, at the Academy of Dilsen-Stokkem, Maaseik and Lanaken in Belgium.