Welcome to the website of virtuoso solo percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, CH. Evelyn travels the globe, playing and recording with the world’s finest orchestras and ensembles. She is notably recognized as the first musician to maintain a full-time career as a solo percussionist. Evelyn is also deaf and has, with the aid of her first percussion teacher, honed her awareness of sound to such a degree that she describes her body as ‘a resonating chamber.’
More recently, Evelyn has collaborated with a spectrum of diverse artists on projects that foreground artistic vision and innovation. When not engaged with music, Evelyn embraces her role as a public speaker, consultant, presenter and advocate for humanitarian causes. Evelyn shares her mission to ‘Teach the World to Listen’ across the mediums of live performance, radio and TV. Details of her work and many honours as a musician, composer, collaborator and advocate can be found in these pages.
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