Evelyn Glennie

(b. 1965)

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(b Aberdeen, 1965).

Scottish percussionist. During childhood became profoundly deaf. Played in Nat. Youth Orch. of Scot. London début 1986. Has played with all leading orchs. and given solo recitals. Many composers have written works for her. Gave f.p. of John McLeod's The Song of Dionysus, Proms 1989, and James MacMillan's Veni, Veni, Emmanuel, Proms 1992. Recipient of many awards. OBE 1992.

Subjects: Music.

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