Evelina De Lain
Evelina De Lain
|Birth name||Evelina Pronskaya|
|Born||2 February 1977|
Zhovti Vody near Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
|Genres||Contemporary classical, jazz|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, composer|
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, and producer known for her crossover composition style.
De Lain began studying music at the age of 5, and by the age of 14, she was teaching music to younger students. She gained her diploma with distinction at M. Glinka Conservatoire of Dnipropetrovsk, specialising in solo piano, chamber music, and accompaniment.
On September 6, 2018 Evelina performed a charity concert at Shingo La pass, Himalayas at nearly 5000 meters which is considered to be the highest classical concert in the world. 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 honor to be asked to play my music in the clouds, [but] it was one for the hardest things I have ever done.”
This effort was featured on Classic Fm and London Live programs.
Evelina 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 accompanied Broadway stars such as Jeanne Lehman (the original Mrs. Potz from Beauty and the Beast) and Kissy Simmons (the original Nahla from The Lion King). She tours Europe with classical/jazz/contemporary crossover recitals and regularly performs in London, England at her own piano salon in Tower Bridge.
- 12 Colourful Preludes (2011)
- Soul Journey (2015)
- "Narcissus Triangle" - Ballet (2016)
- Official site
- Clacton Arts And Literary Society Review of Evelina De Lain Trio
- AllAboutJazz.com Evelina De Lain Discography