Evelyn Glennie

Evelyn Glennie
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Evelyn Glennie Biography

Dame Evelyn Elizabeth Ann Glennie, DBE (born July 19, 1965 in Aberdeen) is a Scottish virtuoso percussionist. She was the first full-time solo professional percussionist in 20th century western society.

Evelyn Glennie was brought up on a farm in Aberdeenshire near where she was born. Her father was Herbert Arthur Glennie, an accordionist in a Scottish country dance band, and the strong, indigenous musical traditions of north-east Scotland were important in the development of the young musician, whose first instruments were the mouth organ and the clarinet. Other major influences were Glenn Gould, Jacqueline du Pré and Trilok Gurtu. She studied at Ellon Academy and the Royal Academy of Music. Read Full Bio >>


Evelyn Glennie Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
1998 BAFTA Awards Best Original Television Music "Trial & Retribution" (1997). Nominated