May 6, 2020
Ep. 93: Evelyn Glennie, virtuoso percussionist
Let's Talk Off The Podium with Tigran Arakelyan
Performing worldwide with the greatest orchestras, conductors and artists, Dame Evelyn Glennie’s solo recordings, which now exceed 30 CDs, are as diverse as her career on-stage. A double GRAMMY award winner and BAFTA nominee Evelyn is a composer for film, television and music library companies. Evelyn was awarded an OBE in 1993 and now has over 100 international awards to date, including the Polar Music Prize and the Companion of Honour. Evelyn is currently embarking on the formation of The Evelyn Glennie Collection. The vision is to open a centre that embodies her mission to Teach the World to Listen.
In this podcast I spoke with one of the most iconic figures in classical music, Dame Evelyn Glennie. We spoke about improvisation, her journey to the Royal Academy of Music, life changing moments, music education and advice to young musicians. Glennie also talks about her first music teacher, collection of over 2000 instruments and hearing loss.
For more information about Evelyn Glennie please visit: https://www.evelyn.co.uk/
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