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Glennie, Evelyn

James Holland

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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( b Aberdeen, July 19, 1965). Scottish percussionist . Profoundly deaf since early childhood, she studied timpani and percussion from the age of 12, and in 1982 entered the RAM. After winning the Shell/LSO Award in 1984 she embarked on a glittering international career . Her versatility and virtuosity have gained her an unusually diverse audience, and many composers have written works for her, including James MacMillan (whose concerto Veni, veni Emmanuel she first performed at the 1992 Proms), Dominic Muldowney, John McLeod, Richard Rodney Bennett and Thea Musgrave. She has also made numerous recordings, several of which have won awards. Glennie tours regularly throughout the world, and gives an annual series of concerts and masterclasses in North America. Fascinated by non-Western musical cultures, she has given recitals and workshops in Japan and India, and in 1994 performed with a leading gamelan orchestra in Indonesia. Her solo concerts are distinguished not only by her dazzling playing skills but also by her imaginative programming. Glennie has written music for television, films and documentaries, and founded the Evelyn Glennie Percussion Composition Award in ...

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Subjects: Contemporary Music

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