Limited Edition 2015 Calendar now Half Price

Now that 2015 is officially here we’ve drastically reduced the price of Evelyn Glennie’s limited edition calendar. It can now be yours for half the original price! Last November Evelyn announced the first of many projects that will mark 2015 as a special celebration year. Leading the festivities, was the Evelyn’s exclusive Calendar features selections from her vast instrument collection, beautifully rendered in specially commissioned photographs. Having … Read More

Website Relaunched with an Exciting New Look!

Among the many events lined up for 2015, the year Evelyn Glennie celebrates her 50th birthday, is the launch of her revamped website. The new and improved evelyn.co.uk is more comprehensive than its predecessor, compiling everything there is to know about Evelyn’s past, present and future. Evelyn’s shop is now easier to navigate, her discography more comprehensive, biographical and contact details are easier to find … Read More

Keynote speech for the 2014 British Composer Awards

Last night I was invited by the Artistic Directors of the British Composer Awards, Julia Haferkorn and Ed McKeon, to give a keynote speech at the 2014 BASCA-hosted event. I didn’t expect the sheer amount of creativity that filled the room. It was a privilege to be able to experience the broad scope of sound exploration amongst contemporary composers of … Read More

Celebrating Half a Century

With 2015 fast approaching, Evelyn Glennie gives us a glimpse of one of her projects. A calendar that features a selection of her instrument collection. Here’s a short interview to let you know a little more about it. Why a calendar? How did you come up with the idea? Why 2015? A good quality calendar is something to cherish, not … Read More

What Does the Future Hold?

Today I had to make a difficult decision. I was recently invited to work in Russia at the request of a valued promoter. Due to the current political climate between Russia and Ukraine, I felt I had to decline. I’m left wondering what the future holds for the arts on an international stage. Looking at our twenty-first century world, I … Read More

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Joan Tower: ‘Strike Zones’ |North America Review: timesunion.com

The piece, Joan Tower’s “Strike Zones,” was masterfully written and brilliantly performed.  Most captivating were a couple of solos by Glennie (cadenzas if you will).  The first was a virtuoso display on the high hat cymbals.  Later came a powerful and complex build up on the drums. The ever graceful Glennie wasn’t the only percussionist actually.  Toward the end of … Read More