Biography

Virtuoso musician, composer and educator  - Evelina De Lain is a unique and multi-faceted artist, effectively blending classical performance, contemporary classical composition and jazz interpretation into an innovative and compelling brand of education, artistry development and peak state performance coaching.   

Having begun her musical studies at the tender age of 5, by the age of 14, through her natural gifts, Evelina found herself teaching music to younger students, coming in her university years to gain her musical diploma with distinction at the M. Glinka Musical Conservatoire of Dnipropetrovsk, specialising in solo piano, chamber music, and accompaniment. With a Bachelor’s degree in Piano and Chamber Ensemble, Evelina performs classical recitals with the same ease and aplomb as that which so defines her jazz and contemporary concerts. Having released three albums and two sheet music books, composed a ballet and with a new album on the way, Evelina has cemented her position as a fixture amongst the very echelons of the contemporary classical music scene, gaining international recognition by her avant-garde fusion of classical performance, contemporary classical composition and jazz interpretation melded, within her own innovative and compelling style.

Evelina’s biggest accomplishment to date is performing the Highest Classical Concert in the world on September 6th 2018 in Himalayas.  

She performed Chopin’s Nocturnes No. 2 in E flat major and No. 20 in C sharp minor, his ‘Raindrop’ Prélude Op. 28 No. 15 as well as compositions from her solo album Soul Journey. Evelina said: “It was such an honour to be asked to play my music in the clouds, [but] it was one for the hardest things I have ever done.”

Having participated in a wide array of A-List events including leading national exhibition openings and award galas, her recent achievements include recording as a hand double for the BBC series “Last Tango in Halifax”, performing at the opening of the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum, playing at the “100 Most Influential Women in the UK” awards at the Saatchi gallery, in addition to touring the world from as far afield as Singapore to Alaska.

Evelina has performed for His Royal Highness Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall, Legendary musicians Tony Bennett, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson, UK Prime Ministers John Major and David Cameron, former American Vice-President John Kerrey, The Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah, former Prime Minister of France Francois Fillon, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu, Oscar winning actors Dame Judy Dench, Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, and countless more. With Five-time Emmy Award winning composer MARK WATTERS calling her ‘a unique creation’ that is ‘rapidly inventing her own genre’ and legendary American jazz singer TONY BENNETT declaring her ‘jazz interpretations [to have] stopped him in his tracks’.