Pianist performs highest ever classical concert in Himalayas
By Georgina Vincent on Monday, January 7, 2019
Pianist Evelina De Lain has set a new world record for the highest ever classical music concert set 5,000m up a Himalayan mountain pass.
The performance, dubbed “Concert in the Clouds”, raised money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and included renditions of Chopin’s Nocturnes No 2 in E flat major and No 20 in C sharp minor during the 90 minute performance.
The musician undertook fourteen years of extensive physical therapy to regain movement in her hands after a repetitive strain injury in 2005.
De Lain said: “I would never in a million years ever think I’d play classical piano again let alone play the highest classical concert. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done but I’m not one to shy away from a challenge, and it was such an honour to be asked to play my music in the clouds.