ⓘ Riya Sokol. She was born as Patrycja Sokol and this is how she was figuring until she started her artistic career. She finished Psychology faculty at the Univer ..

                                     

ⓘ Riya Sokol

She was born as Patrycja Sokol and this is how she was figuring until she started her artistic career. She finished Psychology faculty at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw as well as Acting in Acting School of Halina and Jan Machulski in Warsaw. She was a singer and dancer since she was 6 in a "Dancing and Singing Group Varsovia", where she toured around the world as a soloist. When she was 9 she recorded a song for a Polish Foundation" Smile for a heart” with Ryszard Rynkowski. All her teenage years she was singing as a back vocal. She also became a student of Seth Riggs - the inventor of the SLS method, teacher of Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, etc.

                                     

1. Artistic activity

She made her debut in March 2012 as Pati Sokol, with a single" Womans work”, with a special guest Weronika Rosati. The song was nominated for the CyberYach Award during Yacht Film 2012. The second single was called:" Lets get Naked” with a special guest Tomasz Kot. The third single" Neverland” was released in May 2013, starring actor Maciej Stuhr.

In 2014, she released her the first album called" Neverland”, and simultaneously a theatre musical of the same title created by Pati Sokol and Agnieszka Kot, directed by Katka Michalak and Pati Sokol. The performance was played for two years in theaters stages throughout Poland and Europe.

The second album called "I’mperfect" was released in 2017. It was created in cooperation with the Whisbear company and was dedicated to women and mothers around the world. It was appreciated, among others to Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. In 2019, Riya Sokol got double Global Music Awards for her single" Awaken as Love”.

After a long illness, she changed her name to Riya in 2016 and began to sing mantras. Since then, she also teaches people relaxation techniques and meditation, traveling the world and conducting lectures and workshops, as well as playing concerts.

She also had her meditation classes at the Healthy Center by Ann with Anna Lewandowska.

She is a Tantra teacher trained by Tantra Essence and Awaken as Love and a certified sex & intimacy coach certified by Dr. Ada Cadell University in California. She is also the guide of Vision Quest trained by the School of Lost Borders and Awakening Coach certificate issued by Arjuna Ardagh.

A new album "Thank you" was released in 2020.

She has two children.

                                     

2. Vocalist, actress

Her voice is characterized as a coloratura soprano with an extended scale and often used for film music. Riyas vocals can be heard, among others in the end of the series" Paradoks” by Borys Lankosz, to the music of Mikolaj Stroinski. She also starred in one of the episodes of the series.

In September 2011, she supported the TVN Foundation and performed at the Pepsi Arena stadium during a charity match Artists vs Politicians, singing the song" You Are Not Alone”. The performance was broadcast live on TVN.

In January 2014, Riya took part in an artistic event called" Addiction” that took place at the Grand Theatre in Warsaw. At the end of the performance created by Piotr Hull, about dealing with addiction to music and tattoos, Riya shaved her hair as a sign of unity with a friend suffering from cancer.

                                     

3. Lyrics writer

In 2014, she wrote an English lyrics for a song promoting the movie of Jan Komasa called" Warsaw 44”, to the music of Pawel Lucewicz. In the same song, she gave her voice in a duet with Anna Iwanek and Piotr Cugowski. On July 30, 2014, during the premiere of the movie, she performed the song in the Polish version at the National Stadium in Warsaw in front of President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski and an audience of 12.000. The song received the Kamer-TON 2014 Award.

She is the author of lyrics and performer of songs composed by Pawel Lucewicz for the TV series" Friends” of Grzegorz Kuczeriszka.

Her authorship is also the text of a song commemorating the life of the athlete Krystian Rempala performed by Martyna Rempala.