Listen: an empowering children’s book

Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion - book cover

It was such a pleasure to collaborate with the wonderful children’s author Shannon Stocker and the superb illustrator Devon Holzwarth on Listen, a gorgeous and empowering children’s picture book biography about my early life.

Wash – Single out now!

Less is definitely more in this newly released single, Wash, co-written with Keeley Forsyth, Ross Downes and myself. The Sabian spiral bowed cymbal creates the backdrop for Keeley’s haunting voice. ‘Wash’ is taken from Keeley’s forthcoming LP release, Limbs, released 22nd February 2022 and available on pre-order now. #Sabiancymbals #songwriters #percussion #KeeleyForsyth #RossDownes #TeachTheWorldToListen

Seeking a new Volunteer!

The Evelyn Glennie Collection BW

Part of The Evelyn Glennie Collection – you could be working here! Would you like to contribute to the development of The Evelyn Glennie Collection? Dame Evelyn, the world renowned percussionist, has a vast collection of instruments, international awards, recordings, photographs, performance costumes, concert programmes, music scores and newspaper cuttings. The Collection and our Volunteer Team are located in Huntingdon, … Read More

Sustainable Creative Careers: Your Own Best Health – Evelyn Glennie

Picture: Evelyn Glennie by Jim Callaghan For the first in a new series of articles on maintaining our own best health, solo percussionist (and BAPAM patron) Dame Evelyn Glennie spoke with us about looking after mind and body while managing the pressures of global tours… Evelyn Glennie is the world’s premier solo percussionist, performing worldwide with the greatest orchestras and … Read More

Evelyn is the new Chancellor of Robert Gordon University

Internationally renowned solo percussionist and double GRAMMY award winner, Dame Evelyn Glennie CH, has been installed as Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) new Chancellor in an official ceremony. Dame Evelyn Glennie CH, who was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Music from RGU in 2016, has taken on the mantle of the new titular head of RGU. As Chancellor, Dame Evelyn will … Read More

Ox and Lamb Music Club

Evelyn has recently composed a beautiful new piece for solo 5-octave marimba for the 2021 Ox and Lamb Music Club entitled ‘Going Home’. Going Home is dedicated to my dear friend, Lauren Vogel Weiss.The piece has a Scottish traditional ‘Slow Air’ feel, and can be interpreted as lyrically and expressively as possible, with ebbs & flows within the phrases, rather … Read More

Soundtrack for Academy Award winning Sound of Metal out now

The original motion picture soundtrack for the critically acclaimed and Academy Award-winning film Sound of Metal is available on all digital service providers via Nonesuch Records today. Winner of two Academy Awards—for Sound and Editing—Sound of Metal’s soundtrack, which features a score by Abraham Marder and Nicolas Becker, highlights the film’s extraordinary sonic design and includes music written specifically for the project as well … Read More


PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS AND THEIR HISTORY By James Blades With additional chapters by Evelyn Glennie and Neil Percy Forewords by Benjamin Britten and Evelyn Glennie An enlarged edition of Blades’ definitive guide to the percussion instruments from around the world and their uses. James Blades was a legend among instrumentalists of the twentieth century. Through his performance and exploration of the … Read More

New Chancellor of Robert Gordon University

I am thrilled to announce my appointment as the new Chancellor of Robert Gordon University taking over from Sir Ian Wood in the summer. I am really looking forward to acting as an ambassador, helping to raise RGU’s profile regionally, nationally and internationally.

New Series of The Evelyn Glennie Podcast

Series 3 of The Evelyn Glennie Podcast is out now with new episodes being released on Wednesdays. In this series so far, Evelyn has chatted to Bridgerton actress, Adjoa Andoh and saxophonist, Jess Gillam. You can listen to the podcast here and watch clips on Evelyn’s YouTube channel There are plenty more exciting guests to come in the next few … Read More