In 2002, Evelina graduated from Saint-Petersburg State Conservatory with a classical accordionist degree. Since 1997, Evelina has been performing in duo with V. Gayvoronsky (trumpet). In October 1998 at the Firth International Astor Piazzolla Competition in Italy (Castelfidardo), the duo was awarded the special prize for original music style. In 1999, by vote of Russian music critics Evelina Petrova was awarded the title of the Star of the Year. Starting from 2001, Evelina has been playing with a Saint-Petersburg musician Victor Sobolenko (cello). The duo has recorded a CD The Northern Tango with original music by V. Sobolenko in tango style with jazz elements. Besides her other projects, Evelina is performing solo.
The first solo album Year’s Cycle where she introduced herself not only as a musician, but also as a composer was released in England in 2004 (Leo Records). The album’s twelve compositions represent twelve months of the year. After Year’s Cycle solo album Evelina looked for the concepts for her new albums and for new co-performers. In 2007 and 2009, Leo Records released two new CDs by Evelina Petrova: Upside down with Alexander Balanescu, one of the most original and unpredictable musicians of our time, and Living water which contains music from Evelina’s performance with a dancer Tanya Khabarova. This is one of Evelina’s experimental projects with Tanya, and it’s based on mythology, fairytales, and pagan rituals of ancient Russia. On Russian Эвелина Петрова.
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