Classically trained singer; Advanced/master cla**** in oriental dances.
Bio - skills, instruments played, experience, goals
SONJA ON STAGE
Sonja Perenda is in the show business for over 10 years now. Her music career already led her through Europe and the Middle East, to places like Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Dubai and the Kosovo. She has been performing in front of the UN-soldiers at the camps in Kosovo and Syria aswell as she is constantly taking part of major peace festivals just like the „Peace-festival in Augsburg, Germany, the „Festival of Nations“ or the „Voice of Peace“-galas in Austria. Also major local festivals love Sonja’s stage presence, such as the DONAUINSELFEST in Vienna (Austria) or the annual festival on Austria’s National celebration day.
Currently Sonja is touring with her "Orient meets Occident" - Show through Europe and Middle East. It’s a magical ONE-WOMAN-SHOW where East meets West, it’s a mixture of western and oriental music, language, and dance. Be sure to visit this unique show and let yourself being enchanted!
SONJA’S COMMITMENT IN CHARITY
Others being in pain and need always caught Sonja’s attention. She never was a person who closed her eyes when it came to offering help. Today Sonja is very active in Charity concerns because there help can be obtained for people who are not as lucky as we are.
Sonja is the voice of a non-profit-organisation called „Helfer mit Herz - Voice of Peace" which is a call for letting peace, respect and tolerance into our hearts. „Voice of Peace“ collects benefits for people in need, such as:
-For the people living in the Waldviertel in Austria in 2006 after a horrible flood had caused a human catastrophy.
-For the homeless in Vienna who are in danger of freezing to death in the cold winter. „Voice of Peace“ could collect enough money for buying thermo covers for the homeless.
-For children in need, especially children who have/had to face domestic violence. „Voice of Peace“ organizes one special day for those children where they can be just themselves, free of all their pain…even if it’s just for a small moment in their lives…
-Sonja’s charity concerts: Besides her regular shows, Sonja constantly gives concerts in front of the homeless people and concerts in jails all over Austria and Germany. These shows are always something special.
THE VOICE OF PEACE
The second aim of „Voice of Peace“ is to spread the word of peace, respect and unity between people of different nations. In the end, we are all human beings of this world, and this planet belongs to us all. Different cultural backgrounds should never cause boundaries. If we all could manage to tear down these boundaries in our hearts, what a wonderful world this could be! Or to say it with Sonja's lyrics:
„Peace starts in your soul and in your heart.
Respect and love, that’s the art how we can come together as one.“
Of course, Sonja has a well-founded education. She is trained in classical singing, in oriental dances, jazz and ballet. Furthermore, Sonja has a master degree in law!
SONJA IN MEDIA
Sonja Perenda is constantly present in national and international media. At the moment, she is collecting material and recording her long-awaited debut album. In the meantime, feel free to support Sonja and give her name and music to your local media, stores, online-stations,…….You know, artists always need help from their friends and supporters :-)
"Sonja Perenda on stage shows that she has that special charisma - a very charming manner, a beautiful smile and a lively stage presence. The biggest credit point is of course her definitely unique voice, with which she fascinates her audience." (Peter W. Surovic, Presseclub)
Influences & Preferred Genres
Operatic Pop / Rock Opera with oriental influences.