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.
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 writes and performs music for film, TV, radio, library companies and live performance. She regularly collaborates with other composers and has already worked with Fred Frith, David Motion, Terry Devine-King, MJ Cole, Ray Davies, Steve Hackett and Philip Sheppard. Evelyn’s unique style and the dizzying array of instruments in her personal collection make for an unforgettable sound.
Evelyn’s media credits include several multi-award winning films. A Dangerous Journey has been shown to governments around the world to highlight the humanitarian crisis of people trafficking. Touch the Sound, which explores the nature of sound and its affect on our everyday lives, features Evelyn on-screen as well as on its soundtrack.