Award-winning composer and pianist Sonny Lamson can be described in one word: international. He has U.S. and Belgian passports, lives in Las Vegas, and has crossed the Atlantic Ocean 1,500 times in the last ten years.
Sonny studied classical piano in Belgium and jazz at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is passionate about Rachmaninov and his approach to chromatism. “Chromatism has a dramatic way of edging the listener toward resolution,” Sonny says. “The tension builds over an entire spectrum before finally taking us to a place of stability.”
One of Sonny’s favorite quotes comes from Albert Einstein, who once said that imagination is more important than knowledge. For Sonny, this is more than a saying; it is a philosophy. “It’s a reminder that great things happen when we search, experiment, and turn ideas around,” he says. “Facts and figures are important—just as technique is important for musicians—but ultimately, it’s what you do with these that matters most.”
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