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 2014 world premier of several compositions at the National Flute Association conference in Chicago. She has also collaborated with violist Dr. Amanda Wilton at the 2016 American Viola Society Festival and with acclaimed British violinist Madeleine Mitchell in January 2017 in a series of concerts on her tour of Asia.
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, the Xavier Center of Historical Research in Goa, India and at the California Association of Professional Music Teachers conference.
Evelyn enjoys teaching and has served as an instructor at Northwestern University, Chicago’s Merit School of Music, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan, the California Conservatory of Music in Santa Clara and the non-profit Child’s Play (India) Foundation in Goa, India. She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music at Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa.
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 as the recipient of a full scholarship. She also holds degrees from the University of Iowa and Mumbai University.