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Musician sets world record for highest ever classical musical concert after playing grand piano on Himalayan mountains
January 10, 2019
A musician set the world record for the highest ever classical music concert after she played a grand piano up a 5,000m Himalayan mountain pass.
Evelina De Lain, 41, performed Chopin’s Nocturnes No 2 in E flat major and No 20 in C sharp minor during the 90 minute performance.
She also played his “Raindrop” Prelude Op 28 No 15, as well as compositions from her solo album Soul Journey.
The pianist was joined by a team who helped to drive and carry the Challen piano to the Singela Pass in the Himalayas, India.
Concert in the Clouds raised money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, and the piano was donated to a local school.
Ms De Lain lost the ability to move her hands properly 14 years ago due to a repetitive strain injury.After undertaking an intensive course of therapy, she eventually regained most of the use of her hands.
The London-based performer 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.
“It was incredibly cold but actually the cold was not as problematic as the wind.