Virtuoso pianist and composer 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 concert style.
Equally skilled at playing legendary “Rhapsody in Blue” and jazz standards, and with all the famous classical pieces and popular soundtrack numbers in between, Evelina performs piano recitals with the same ease as contemporary concerts. Having released three albums and two sheet music books, and with a new album and ballet on the way, Evelina has already gained international recognition.
Five-time Emmy Award winning composer MARK WATTERS called her ‘a unique creation’ that is rapidly inventing her own genre’, while legendary American jazz singer TONY BENNETT said that her ‘jazz interpretations stopped him in his tracks”.
Having participated in A-List events, including top national exhibition openings and awards, her recent achievements include recording as a hand double for BBC series “Last tango in Halifax”, Performing at the opening of Hollywood Costume exhibition at V&A museum, playing at the “100 most influential women of the UK” event at Saatchi galleries, playing sold out Evelina De Lain Trio concerts in London and touring the world from Singapore to Alaska.
Evelina has appeared before His Royal Highness Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall, Legendary Musicians Tony Bennett and Michael Jackson, UK prime-ministers John Major and David Cameron, Vise-Presidend ot USA – John Kerrey, Prime Minister of France Francois Fillon, Whitney Houston, Madonna, “Earth Wind and Fire”, Bobby McFerrin, Lionel Ritchie, etc., and award-winning actors, such as Dame Judy Dench, Oscar-winners Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman and many others.
With her new album being launched at prestigios Royal Overseas League Venue in London in October 2015, Evelina’s compositional skills and musical aspirations are constantly evolving and reaching new heights. Her 2 sheet music books are now being included in curriculums for conservatories, university music programs etc., adding to her growing list of accomplishments that already includes a Degree with Distinction in Piano and Chamber Ensemble from Ukraine.
Evelina’s concerts are always a mix of exciting programme choices, fascinating story telling and a unique connection with the audience.