November 18th THE EVELINA DE LAIN TRIO comprising – Evelina De Lain (piano)
Rowland Sutherland – Flautist and Aga Teodorowska is a prominent polish cellist. Evelina is a unique and multifaceted artist, effectively blending classical performance, contemporary classical composition and jazz interpretation into her own innovative and compelling style. Sponsored by VIC MIDDLETON.
Virtuoso musician and composer Evelina De Lain is a unique and multi-faceted artist, effectively blending classical performance, contemporary classical composition and jazz interpretation into hew own innovative and compelling style.
Having released 3 albums and 2 sheet music books, gaining increased international recognition from colleagues and audiences alike, she merges skill, improvisation, art, videography,solo and ensembles performances creating an exclusive and sophisticated aural environment.
Born in the Ukraine, the daughter of a piano teacher and film director, Evelina gained early recognition as a classical piano prodigy, at the age of four. She began her formal music education at the tender age of 5 in her mother’s music class. Successful appearances at regional and national music competitions soon followed.
Evelina’s professional career has just turned the 20 year mark. She has come far since her first paid job at 14 years old, teaching at her music school. At the age of 17 she went on to become the youngest accompanist to ever play at the Opera and Ballet Theatre in Dnipropetrovsk.
Both classical college concerts and jazz shows soon followed.
At the age of 20 she began performing around the world, appearing in venues ranging from cruise ships to the concert stage.
In 2009, inspired by Debussy’s famous prelude, Evelina wrote, arranged, performed and produced her debut solo album, “The Girl With the Flaxen Hair. Continued…” which featured her original contemporary classical, neoimpressionist and jazz compositions. Critics quickly took notice.
Having mastered solo piano projects, Evelina moved on to duo and trio recordings and performances collaborating with Katya Lazareva (viola) and National awards winner Karen O’Brien (clarinet) and releasing her latest album of waltzes “Les Femmes Romantiques” with her Clazz trio.
One critic wrote: “Glamorous and sophisticated, Evelina delivers enveloping and engrossing pieces that make time both fly by and stand still in the same moment.” Showcasing versatility, range and technically superb performance, her own compositions of “Norwegian Fjords”, “A Trip to Paris”, “Circus of Life”, “Dark Angel,” … etc., have become requested standards by fans at her shows. Her talents have drawn praise and garnered attention from many notable audience members, including His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the legendary Tony Bennett and Michael Jackson, Lionel Ritchie, Bobby McFerrin, Quincy Jones, “Earth, Wind and Fire”, 5-time Emmy Award winning composer Mark Watters, among others.
Evelina’s compositional skills and musical aspirations are constantly evolving and reaching new heights. In the summer of 2010, she published her first book of intermediate and advanced pieces for students and music lovers, “The Girl With the Flaxen Hair. Continued…”, designed for both professional and amateur players alike. This work is now being included in curriculums for conservatories, university music programs etc., adding to her growing list of accomplishments that already includes 2 degrees, Bmus and Mmus (in classical music, concert performance and music education). Ms. De Lain is sought after for private lessons, lectures and seminars on composition. She has also recently branched out into the world of film composition, having written and performed her first score for the short independent film “Into the Sunshine”.
Evelina is also known for her improvisation, and on occasion will invite members of the audience to give her a few notes, from which she will create an entire impromptu composition – on the spot. She is equally comfortable interpreting famous jazz standards or blending them with and expanding upon classical themes. At times her performances also incorporate visual art, including frequent collaborations with acclaimed artists and videographers.
Rowland Sutherland – Flautist, composer, arranger, bandleader and educator Rowland Sutherland and his work in ensembles, bands, orchestras and as a soloist. Featuring classical, jazz, contemporary, non-Western and popular music. Rowland is widely regarded as one of the finest and most versatile flautists in Britain. Rowland has performed / toured and or recorded in various musical categories with the following: Joss Stone, George Benson, Omar, Courtney Pine, Incognito, Us 3, Bournemouth Symphony, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, City of London Sinfonia, Royal Ballet, BBC Concert Orchestra, London Philharmonic – just to name a few. Rowland is currently on tour with Mobo award winner Zoe Rahman as well as with British philharmonic performing incredible classical program. Rowland is professor at Trinity College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He also tutors at the Royal Northern College of Music and lectures at Birmingham Conservatoire
“Flautist Rowland Sutherland has a superb sound and technique, and is undoubtedly one of the very best flautists on the British scene.” TIME OUT
“I was most impressed with Rowland Sutherland’s playing… we heard the full range of flute colours and were spoilt by his sensitive and dreamy pianissimo playing. He was superb throughout the concert” Aleks Szram – www.musicalpointers.co.uk
Aga Teodorowska is a prominent polish cellist to has just received her prestigious artist diploma at the Royal college of Music in London. Other achievements include LODZ MUSIC CONSERVATOIRE(Poland) – Graduated with First Honors in 2004 and completed many master courses afterwards. Aga is the leader of Cellestial Cello Quartet and a member of band “ New Season” as well as a member of I Maestri, Hampstead and Westminster Symphonic Orchestras, “Camerata Nova” (String Orchestra) – performing in venues including Elisabeth’s Hall, Union Chapel, National Theater, Greenwich Theater etc. -Awarded Best Graduate 2004 and chosen to play Dvorak Cello Concerto with Lodz Philharmonic Orchestra -International Chamber Music Competition: 1st Prize (Piano Trio) (2004) Exceptional Prize for the Best Music Individuality. 2012- Toured UK and Europe with one of to leading vocalists of UK – Sarah Jane Morris