Described as an artist of “depth and vivacity," pianist Evelyn Dias has performed both as soloist and chamber musician in the United States, France and the Czech Republic, as well as in her native country of India at such venues as The National Center for the Performing Arts, The Kala Academy, Pune Music Society’s Mazda Hall and on All India Radio. An avid chamber musician, she assisted renowned flutist and composer Gary Schocker in the world premier of several compositions at the National Flute Association conference in Chicago. Other highlights include an appearance with violist Dr. Amanda Wilton at the American Viola Society Festival and a series of concerts in India with acclaimed British violinist Madeleine Mitchell.
Having devoted herself to the study of the piano transcriptions of Sergei Prokofiev’s ballets, Evelyn has presented lecture-recitals on the topic at the College Music Society Great Lakes conference, the Illinois State Music Teacher’s Association conference and at the Xavier Center of Historical Research in Goa, India. Evelyn enjoys teaching and has served as an instructor at Northwestern University, Chicago’s Merit School of Music and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. She has also worked with the students and faculty of the non-profit Child’s Play (India) Foundation. A wedding gift from her grandparents to her parents, the piano was the obvious instrument of choice for Evelyn. She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University where she studied with Dr. Sylvia Wang. She also holds degrees from the University of Iowa and Mumbai University.