The Core-tet Project | CD Reviews

Core-Tet CD

“A summit of acoustic maestros (in this case – just for the aliens – percussion, guitar, viola and piano in order of name) implies a high probability of getting infected by the much dreaded “Friday Night In San Francisco” virus, its main effect being the dullness deriving from a surplus of sterile instrumental periphrases. We’re glad to report that The Core-tet … Read More

Recital with Philip Smith in Hamburg | Reviews

Evelyn playing at her concert. Holding an instrument

She likes music not just when it’s loud | Hamburger Abendblatt “Hamburg. Even though her story has been told many times, you are always amazed anew: About the fact that Evelyn Glennie – this great musician and percussion pioneer – as a child almost lost her hearing. Glennie is almost deaf. Above all one may not believe that because she … Read More

Evelyn Glennie and Sioux City Symphony Orchestra | Reviews

Evelyn Glennie playing the marimba with two mallets

Evelyn Glennie & Sioux City Symphony Orchestra | Bruce Miller “Glennie spiced it up with a forceful approach to each percussive invention. The marimba was the appetizer, bringing the audience to the table. A spread of instruments (including a triangle, a ratchet, maracas and tambourines) became a palate cleanser before a vibraphone main course and a snare drum dessert were … Read More

Aachen “Last Night” Concert | Reviews

Evelyn and Tim after a concert in Aachen, Germany.

“Aachen. The silvery long hair falls like a veil over her face. Evelyn Glennie has gently knelt on the floor, picking up two chopsticks with the movements of an archaic priestess and stroking short tubes – krrrack, krrrrack. The sound is painful and unexpected, the audience listens. The British percussionist (54), ruler of about 1500 percussion instruments, showered with honorary … Read More

Concert With Singapore Chinese Orchestra | Reviews

Concert With Singapore Chinese Orchestra by The Straits Times | Read Full Review Here “Glennie took centre stage in Japanese marimba virtuoso Keiko Abe’s Prism Rhapsody, a true dialogue between orchestra and marimba. Melodic interest was strong and Glennie’s marimba ranged from loud booms from low keys to the ethereal heights of treble registers….The final work, Kuan Nai-chung’s The Sun … Read More

One Day Band 17 Trestle Records | Reviews

Roly and Evelyn

Trestle Records invited Evelyn to join a One Day Band with Roly Porter. The two came together at Holy Mountain studios in Hackney, East London. Trestle Record’s One Day Band series encourages musicians to improvise and compose a record in just one day. Often, musicians have had no musical experience together before, and are playing together for the very first … Read More

Trio HLK And Evelyn Glennie, Howard Assembly Room: Concert review – ‘It’s Music, But Not As We Know It.’

Evelyn Glennie And Trio HLK, Howard Assembly Room. It’s Music, But Not As We Know It! Pioneering Scottish ensemble Trio HLK, comprising Richard Harrold (piano), Richard Kass (drums), and Ant Law (guitar), teamed up with Dame Evelyn Glennie, to give an extraordinary performance at the Howard Assembly Room in Leeds. Trio HLK’s music is almost impossible to categorize. Their debut … Read More

Evelyn Glennie and Trio HLK, Howard Assembly Room, Leeds, Concert Review: God is in the TV

Evelyn Glennie and Trio HLK – Howard Assembly Room, Leeds, 16/11/2018 By Simon Godley The musical collaboration between Evelyn Glennie and Trio HLK is a relatively new one, but it is already reaping very rich rewards. Last year the celebrated percussion soloist was invited by the experimental trio of pianist and composer Richard Harrold, 8-string electric guitarist Ant Law and … Read More

RSC Troilus & Cressida | Reviews


A collection of RSC Troilus & Cressida theatre reviews. Evelyn is happy to announce the release of the CD recording of her score for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Troilus and Cressida, directed by Gregory Doran. This was made at the Varda Studio for the RSC’s own label. The recording also includes selected speeches from the play and music by Humphrey … Read More