Evelina De Lain

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Evelina De Lain
On 6 September 2018 she performed the Highest Grand Piano Concert for Charity in Himalayas
On 6 September 2018 she performed the Highest Grand Piano Concert for Charity in Himalayas
Background information
Birth nameEvelina Renatovna Pronskaya
Born (1977-02-02) 2 February 1977 (age 45)
Zhovti Vody near Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
OriginLondon, UK
GenresContemporary classical, jazz
Occupation(s)Pianist, Composer, Producer, Educator, Author, Inspirational Speaker, Performance Coach
InstrumentsPiano, vocals
Years active1995–present

Evelina De Lain (born Evelina Renatovna Pronskaya on 2 February 1977 in Zhovti Vody near Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine) is a London-based classical and jazz pianist, composer, author, performance coach, educator and producer known for her crossover composition style.

De Lain began studying music at the age of five, and by the age of 14, she was teaching music to younger students.[1] She gained her diploma with distinction at M. Glinka Conservatoire of Dnipropetrovsk, specializing in solo piano, chamber music, and accompaniment.

On September 6, 2018, De Lain performed a charity concert at Singge La pass, Himalayas at nearly 5000 meters which was awarded the Highest Altitude Grand Piano Performance in the World.[2]

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 - "Norwegian Fjords" [3], "Pavana" and "Dark Angel".[4]

De Lain said: “It was such an honor to be asked to play my music in the clouds, [but] it was one for the hardest things I have ever done.” [5]

This effort was extensively featured in the world media, including BBC World Service,[6] ITV News,[7] The Independent,[8] The Metro,[9] The Daily Mirror, ITV news "Point of View",[10] ABC Classic FM,[11] BR Classic, Radio Canada,[12] CNN Turk,[13] The Limelight Magazine,[14] The Newsweek,[15] The Guinness World Records, Classic Fm,[16] London Live,[17] The Montagna TV [18] etc.

In Russian - Afisha London,[19] KudaGo,[20] OpenTV,[21] 34ua.[22]

Ukrainian news - Dnipro UA [23]

In August 2019, De Lain has completed three more "Extreme Concerts" in Guatemala. 19 August in the mountains of Lake Atitlan at sunrise[24] 24 August - first ever Grand Piano Performance on the Active Volcano Pacaya.[25] 25 August - first ever Grand Piano Concert on the Active Volcano.[26]

She moved to London in 2004, where she formed her classical/jazz trio with piano, viola, and clarinet and later with piano, flute, and cello. She continued to perform extensively with trios and string quartets as well as solo.

De Lain has established her "International School of Music" in 2014 and expanded its operation in December 2018.

She has also created music-based therapeutical approach "Inside the Music".

She accompanied Broadway stars such as Jeanne Lehman (the original Mrs. Potz from Beauty and the Beast) and Kissy Simmons (the original Nala from The Lion King).[27]

She tours Europe with classical/jazz/contemporary crossover recitals and regularly performs in London, England at her own piano salon in Tower Bridge.[28]


  • 12 Colourful Preludes (2011)
  • Soul Journey (2015)
  • "Narcissus Triangle" - Ballet (2016)


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Pianist performs at record-breaking 16,000 ft in tribute to her mother". Guinness World Records. 13 March 2019. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  3. ^ ""Norwegian Fjords" (with commentary) - performed at 5000m in Himalayas, 06/09/2018". YouTube. 21 December 2018. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Soul Journey by Evelina De Lain". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Piano Concert at 5000m - Himalayas, entire documentary". YouTube. 23 December 2018. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  6. ^ "The Arts Hour - Pianist Evelina De Lain on playing a grand piano in the Himalayas - BBC Sounds". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Evelina De Lain on ITV News talking about performing in Himalayas". YouTube. 12 January 2019. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Musician playing grand piano on Himalayan mountain sets world record for highest ever classical musical concert". The Independent. 6 January 2019. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Musician performs world's highest classical concert on Himalayan mountains". Metro.co.uk. 6 January 2019. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  10. ^ "ITV News". Facebook.com. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  11. ^ Marshman, Janine (9 January 2019). "Pianist performs highest classical music concert in the world". ABC Classic. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Jouer du piano sur l'Himalaya". Radio-Canada.ca (in Canadian French). Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Evelina De Lain Haberleri - Son Dakika Yeni Evelina De Lain Gelişmeleri". Cnnturk.com (in Turkish). Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Pianist breaks record for world's highest classical music concert". Limelightmagazine.com.au. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Newsweek". Facebook.com. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  16. ^ "A pianist just played a Chopin concert in the Himalayas at 5,000 metres". Classic FM. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  17. ^ "A high-stakes piano performance in the Himalayas". London Live. 7 November 2018. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  18. ^ "Evelina De Lain". Montagna.TV (in Italian). Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  19. ^ "Разговор: Эвелина Де Лэйн о музыке с экстримом". Afisha.london (in Russian). 18 December 2018. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  20. ^ "Лондонская пианистка Эвелина Де Лэйн сыграла концерт на рекордной высоте". KudaGo.com (in Russian). Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  21. ^ "Английская пианистка украинского происхождения сыграла концерт на высоте 5 000 метров". Opentv.media (in Russian). Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  22. ^ "Пианистка из Желтых Вод сыграла концерт в Гималаях". 34.ua. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  23. ^ "Вище – тільки небо…". Dnipro.libr.dp.ua (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  24. ^ "VIDEO: Pianista con Récord Guinness enamoró con su música en estos destinos de Guatemala". Guatemala.com. 27 August 2019. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  25. ^ "Ella es la misteriosa mujer del piano en el Volcán Pacaya | Soy502". Soy502.com. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  26. ^ "Artista ucraniana ofrece recital de piano en el volcán de Pacaya". Chapintv.com. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  27. ^ "Evelina De Lain biography". Last.fm.
  28. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 November 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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