About Lena

“Chicago-based pianist & composer 

Lena Natalia is a storyteller who speaks through a piano rather than a pen, able to create scenes, moments, and characters only through the moods and melodies of her compositions...."

                                 –Stationary Travels

Lena Natalia writes neoclassical, cinematic, and experimental electronic music with a piano-centered sound. She has been described as “a storyteller who speaks through a piano rather than a pen….”

Lena is classically trained and has released six, full-length studio albums of original compositions as well as one single. Her fifth album, Lonely Satellite, was named by NPR's nationally syndicated radio program, Echoes, as "The Best of 2018" and one of the "Top 25 Recordings of the Year."

Lena’s most recent album, Straight is the Gate, was released after the initial lockdown period of the COVID-19 pandemic in Spring 2020 which prompted great uncertainty and hardship throughout the world. In October 2020, Lena released her single, "View from the Shore,"  in collaboration with the INRI Classical label on their first-ever modern classical piano compilation, The Shape of Piano to Come. 

A native of Chicago, Lena Natalia recently returned to the U.S. after living in Paris, France, for several years. 

Follow Lena on Bandcamp here.