Evelyn Glennie: Biography highlights

World renowned solo percussionist who has overcome the adversity of her profound deafness to play over 100 concerts per year and was awarded the OBE for services to music in 1993.

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Languages spoken:

English

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Evelyn Glennie’s background

Evelyn has been profoundly deaf since the age of 12, and regularly plays barefoot to feel the music better during concerts. As one of the world’s top international musicians, she plays up to 60 instruments in any given show, including congas, cowbells, cymbals and the marimba, to name just a few.

She was part of the live Opening Ceremony for London 2012 and collaborated with British electronic group Underworld on the soundtrack for the ceremony.

She travels around the world giving performances and discussing the topics over overcoming adversity, achieving the impossible and motivation.

 

 

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Watch Evelyn in action

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1/4 videos
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Evelyn Glennie and the Elizabeth Foundation
Evelyn Glennie and the Elizabeth Foundation
07:17
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Evelyn Glennie Interview – UKDHM 2018
Evelyn Glennie Interview – UKDHM 2018
26:47
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"Listening is about looking at a person" - Evelyn Glennie | SVT/NRK/Skavlan
"Listening is about looking at a person" - Evelyn Glennie | SVT/NRK/Skavlan
09:56
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1/2 Evelyn Glennie - What Do Artists Do All Day ?
1/2 Evelyn Glennie - What Do Artists Do All Day ?
15:01

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