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Evelyn Glennie

Evelyn Glennie is one of the world's most recognised percussionists. She performed at the London 2012 opening ceremony to enormous acclaim. Globally hailed as one of our most talented musicians, Evelyn's motivational story offers educational insights into disability and music, and how she has overcome adversity on the path to success.

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Evelyn Glennie Biography

Evelyn Glennie is one of the world's most popular percussionists and motivational speakers. She performs all over the world, often with the greatest orchestras and conductors. Her London 2012 Olympic Games opening Ceremony performance was lauded at the highest levels.

Evelyn’s hearing disability has proved to be far from a hindrance and has blessed her with a unique outlook, and a determination to never take no for an answer.

Educational disability related themes are her primary areas of interest but she is also a truly compelling motivational speaker and a stunning musician.

Evelyn has commissioned over 135 new works for solo percussion and has won a Grammy Award in 1988 and two Grammy nominations in 2002. She was also nominated for a BAFTA for her first drama score.

Evelyn has released twenty-two recordings most recently the movie soundtrack Touch the Sound, The Concerto...

Evelyn Glennie is one of the world's most popular percussionists and motivational speakers. She performs all over the world, often with the greatest orchestras and conductors. Her London 2012 Olympic Games opening Ceremony performance was lauded at the highest levels.

Evelyn’s hearing disability has proved to be far from a hindrance and has blessed her with a unique outlook, and a determination to never take no for an answer.

Educational disability related themes are her primary areas of interest but she is also a truly compelling motivational speaker and a stunning musician.

Evelyn has commissioned over 135 new works for solo percussion and has won a Grammy Award in 1988 and two Grammy nominations in 2002. She was also nominated for a BAFTA for her first drama score.

Evelyn has released twenty-two recordings most recently the movie soundtrack Touch the Sound, The Concerto Project and Philadelphia Stories.

Her autobiography Good Vibrations is a best-seller and she fronted a BBC TV series.

Evelyn highlights the plight of music education in schools alongside Michael Kamen, Julian Lloyd Webber and James Galway on behalf of a high-profile campaign, and in 1993 she was awarded an OBE for services to music.

She is currently on the Judging panel of the New Music Biennial and has created a beautiful range of jewellery.

Speaking Topics

Evelyn Glennie is one of the world's most recognised percussionists. She gives over 100 performances a year all over the world and has performed with many of the greatest orchestras and conductors.

• Overcoming adversity
• Music
• Inspirational

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