Sonja Pahor was born in Koper. She started playing piano at the age of four. She moved to Ljubljana where she had her first independent concert as a student of Professor Zorka Bradačeva at the age of thirteen. She continued her study with Professor Dubravka Tomšič at the Academy for Music and was awarded the Prešeren Prize after graduation.
She continued her music education at Taormina and Salzburg's Mozarteum under the guidance of famous pianists such as Magda Tagliaferro, Fausto Zadra, Nikita Magalov and Carlo Zecchi, under whom she also graduated at the National Academy of St Cecilia in Rome. She has won awards at piano competitions in Pescara, Treviso, Taranto and Senigallia.
Apart from numerous recitals she has also performed as a chamber musician and soloist with various symphonic orchestras from Italy, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, the Russian Symphony Orchestra from Saratova, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also collaborated with musicians such as Massimo Pradella, Bruno Campanella, Jouzas Domarkas, Cristiano Rossi etc. We can find classical compositions as well as works from modern composers in her vast concert repertoire. In 1996 the Slovene composer Primož Ramovš dedicated his work for piano and orchestra »Koncertantni diptih«to her, which she introduced to Ljubljana's audience together with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra at Slovenian Music Days in 1999. Her CD »Piano in the rainbow of time« was released by the Slovenian national label ZKP RTV Slovenija. She is also listed amongst the representatives of Slovene musical culture in the collection »Hundred Slovenian musical artists«, which was published by "Prešernova družba" in Ljubljana.
She is assistant professor of piano at the National conservatory "L.Cherubini" in Florence and she gives numerous piano master classes. She is a regular member of the jury at various international piano competitions.