London-based pianist Evelina De Lain has broken the record for the world’s highest classical music concert, performing at an elevation of 5,000 metres in the Himalayas in September last year. The pianist, in a concert raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, performed music by Chopin as well as her own compositions from her album Soul Journeyon a piano that had been driven and carried to the Singela Pass in India.

World's Highest Classical Music Concert Evelina De Lain. Photo: Instagram @evelina_de_lain_piano

“Despite the extremely difficult breathing and weather conditions I managed to perform non-stop for one and half hours until my hands and feet completely gave up,” De Lain wrote on Instagram.

 

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