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DAME EVELYN GLENNIE, CH

Percussionist

PROM 1: July 17

The President of Help Musicians UK, Dame Evelyn Glennie, CH, is a virtuoso solo percussionist who travels the globe, playing and recording with the world’s finest orchestras and ensembles. She is notably recognised as the first musician to maintain a full-time career as a solo percussionist. Evelyn is also deaf and has, with the aid of her percussion teacher, honed her awareness of sound to such a degree that she describes her body as a ‘resonating chamber’. Recently, Evelyn has collaborated with a spectrum of diverse artists on projects that foreground artistic vision and innovation. When not engaged with music, Evelyn embraces her role as a public speaker, consultant, presenter and advocate for humanitarian causes, sharing her mission to ‘Teach the World to Listen’ across the mediums of live performance, radio and TV.

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