Sonomabo is a twenty-two year old singer from Toronto and South Korea. She is a proud recipient of Norm Nathan Endowed Scholarship, Berklee College of Music Voice Department Achievement Award, Berklee Achievement Scholarship, Berklee Five Week Summer Program, Bronze Ranker at Kiwani’s Music Festival in Foreign Language Art Songs Category, and Level 9 Certificate holder of Royal Conservatory of Music Canada Voice program.
A classically trained singer with a soaring coloratura voice, a soulful jazz, world music vocalist with a beautiful spin to her timbre, and an aspiring composer is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a Bachelors Degree in Voice Performance.
She has performed and worked with many renowned artists such as Grammy Award winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, Nona Hendryx (Labelle), Vernon Reid, Nobuo Uematsu, multi-Grammy Award winning producer Javier Limón, Pepe de Lucía, and Spanish singer Sole Gímenez.
Also a 2010 alumnus of Collaborative Arts Project 21 (NYU) Professional Musical Theater Intensive, she has worked closely with distinguished actors and choreographers such as Jan Horvath (Phantom of the Opera, Broadway), Michael Raine (Beauty and the Beast, Broadway; Rent, Japan), Ben Cameron (Wicked, Broadway), Janet Brenner, Aimee Francis, Marshall Keating, Corrie Cooper, Jill Gorrie (AIDA), and Sean Dougherty.
Sonomabo is the main vocalist, composer, and a bandleader of her Sonomabo Band that she formed in 2013. She has an infinite interest for cultures, having traveled and lived in many different countries in her childhood, she aims to fuse Korean traditional music with jazz along with other elements of world music to create a colorful mosaic to her sound. She is currently working on her first album which she plans on releasing next year.
Sonomabo is always bringing her creativity and spontaneity to the game. She loves being around positive, talented, and open-minded people who inspire her to grow bigger as a person everyday. She believes in the power of intension; and encourages others to believe in their potential.