What Evelyn Offers


 

Concert Musician

Evelyn Glennie is the world’s premiere solo percussionist with over 30 years of experience in the industry. She enjoys repeated acclaim from audiences, colleagues and critics alike. Her performances, which cover an eclectic range of styles, have been described as exquisite, unique and equal to a musical feast. Evelyn travels all over the world attracting large audiences of all age groups with her stunning, one-of-a-kind performances.

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Speaker & Presenter

Evelyn is a sought-after public speaker and presenter. She talks passionately about education, business, music and many other topics, drawing on her experience as an international performer and her unique journey as a musician who overcame life’s challenges to reach self-styled career goals. Uniquely, Evelyn uses short musical demonstrations to captivate her audience, going beyond the musical and tapping into the lives of her audience.

Evelyn has a wealth of experience in presenting for television and radio including hosting her own series of televised music programmes, Sound Bites and exploring the traditional music of South Korea in Great Journeys.

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Consultant & Masterclass Leader

Evelyn gives consultations around the globe to people from all backgrounds. One-to-one lessons with performers cover instrumental technique, musicality and succeeding in the music business. Her first-hand experience is invaluable, enabling people to better understand their careers and helping them find the confidence to make the right decisions. Evelyn also consults with groups, institutions and universities.

As one of the leading musicians of her generation, Evelyn’s masterclasses are of unparalleled benefit to student musicians. Participants are given a personal in-depth critique of their performances in a friendly, supportive environment. Evelyn’s masterclasses are noted for being thoroughly engaging and entertaining for participants and audience.

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Unique Projects & New Opportunities

Evelyn enjoys working with artists and performers from all fields, finding new ways to develop her own skills and enrich our shared cultural wealth. By exploring new possibilities and challenging assumptions, Evelyn and her collaborators have developed genre-defying projects, pushing boundaries and delighting audiences the world over. The list of Evelyn’s collaborators continues to diversify and she always looks for opportunities to develop new ideas.

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Composer

Evelyn writes and performs music for film, TV, radio, library companies and live performance. She regularly collaborates with other composers to develop truly unique music. Evelyn’s exceptional style and the dizzying array of instruments in her personal collection make for an unforgettable sound.

Evelyn’s media credits include the multi-award winning films A Dangerous Journey and Touch the Sound. Evelyn’s concert works include classics such as A Little Prayer and a host of pieces designed for young musicians.

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Concert Musician


 

Concerto Performance

  • Diverse repertoire in many styles including multi-soloist works
  • Pieces for ensembles of all sizes including symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, wind ensemble and more
  • Concertos for any size solo set-up, from solo instrument to dazzling multi-percussion displays
  • Audiences love the spectacle of percussion concertos
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Solo Recital

  • Intimate engagement with a fascinating array of common and unusual instruments
  • Diverse repertoire covering many styles
  • Can include exciting improvisation segments
  • Instrumentation and repertoire can be tailored to suit the acoustic and technical specifications of the venue
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Improvisation

  • Experience Evelyn’s trademark exploration of sound as it happens, in-the-moment – an unforgettable and mesmerising experience
  • Improvisation on any number of instruments or sounding objects
  • Solo or group improvisation
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Recital with Piano

  • Intimate engagement with a fascinating array of common and unusual instruments
  • Repertoire spanning hundreds of years, including Evelyn’s own arrangements of eighteenth-century music
  • Percussion and piano is an exciting, dynamic and rare combination
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Speaker & Presenter


 

Dialogue with a Dame

  • A fascinating dialogue between Evelyn and the audience, via an introducer/mediator, exploring the wealth of Evelyn’s experience and addressing the audience’s questions
  • Points highlighted with short instrumental demonstrations
  • Every dialogue is unique, making for a special and memorable event – a great addition to festivals and conventions
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Speaker

  • Engaging  formal or informal speeches, drawing on Evelyn’s lifetime of experiences
  • Evelyn’s unparalleled perspective on listening and sensitivity to our environment makes for a thought-provoking and motivational addition to any topic
  • Evelyn gives keynote and motivational speeches to business, education institutions, arts bodies, at awards ceremonies, conferences, private events and much more
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Dialogue with a Dame – Student Package

  • Pitched specifically at students in order to address topics most important to them
  • Increased flexibility, including the option for more demonstration elements
  • Ideal for students of all ages and for all institutions, from schools to universities
  • Brilliant to pair with a masterclass as part of a programme of learning events
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Media Presenter

  • Experienced at presenting for TV, radio and webcasts, in advertising, documentary and education contexts, recording in studios and on-location
  • As a contributor Evelyn has a passion for exploring the impact of sound and listening on our everyday lives, drawing on a wealth of professional experience and the fruits of her exceptional personal journey
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Consultant & Masterclass Leader


 

Consultant

  • One-on-one instrument lessons for percussionists of all ages and abilities
  • Sessions for individual musicians or groups of musicians wanting to develop their confidence, projection, stage-presence, ensemble integration, etc.
  • Guidance for professionals in all fields about music’s potential, particularly as a therapeutic activity and a powerful learning tool
  • Help for musical institutions who want to develop musically and organisationally
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Masterclass Leader

  • Given at musical institutions, universities, colleges and other venues
  • Students receive personal in-depth critiques of their performances
  • All masterclasses are open to the public, involving open discussions between the players, the audience and Evelyn
  • Every masterclass is as engaging and entertaining as it is insightful – a delight for audiences and invaluable experience for students
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Unique Projects & New Opportunities


 

Evelyn enjoys working with artists and performers from all fields, finding new ways to develop her own skills and enrich our shared cultural wealth. By exploring new possibilities and challenging assumptions, Evelyn and her collaborators have developed genre-defying projects, pushing boundaries and delighting audiences the world over. The list of Evelyn’s collaborators continues to diversify and she always looks for opportunities to develop new ideas.

Clicking the button below will to take you to a list of selected projects where you can explore the diversity of Evelyn’s vision. You will also find links to some of Evelyn’s colleagues and ongoing projects.

If you would like to suggest a new project then please do contact Brenda, who will be delighted to discuss your proposal.