Evelyn Glennie

A rare percussionist who won two Grammy Awards.

From Seiji Ozawa to Sting,

A rhythm of passion that captivates co-stars of all genres.

Dame Evelyn Glennie

He is a rare artist in the world who has established an unwavering position as a solo percussionist. He is one of the leading musicians of our time, constantly being innovative and pushing the limits of the traditional percussion instrument.

He holds over 100 concerts a year, collaborating with world-class conductors, orchestras, and artists. Co-stars include top artists from all genres, including Nana Vasconcelos, Kodo, Béla Fleck, Björk, Bobby McFerrin, Emmanuel Ax, Sting, The King's Singers, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and Fred Frith. line up their faces.

He has received 160 new solo works from the world's leading composers, and has also composed and recorded his own film and TV music.The music for his first drama production was awarded the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Nominated for an award.

《Evelyn plays "Clapping Music" by Steve Reich》

He has made 26 solo recordings, and his first CD, Bartók's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, won a Grammy Award in 1988. Since then, he has received high acclaim, including being nominated for the Grammy Award twice for his collaborations with banjo player Béla Fleck. In particular, his 12th solo CD, ``Shadow Behind the Iron Sun'', featured many new experiments such as improvisation, and attracted a lot of attention. His activities span a wide range of fields, including the publication of his autobiography ``Good Vibrations'', his own TV series on the BBC, and appearances on numerous television programs around the world. "The David Letterman Show", "Sesame Street", "60minutes", "PBS Profile" (in the US), "Southbank Show", "Songs of Praise", "Commonwealth Games Festival Concert", "This is Your Life" (UK), etc.

``Touch the Sound'' is a documentary film that explores the music of this woman, who had a hearing impairment as a child but overcame it and established herself as a genius percussionist who can feel sound with her entire body. However, it became a hot topic and received rave reviews for its process of transforming various everyday sounds into music and for its wonderful collaboration with guitarist Fred Frith and others.

He is also active in lobbying the government, working with Sir James Galway, Julian Lloyd Webber and Michael Carman to secure £332 million in funding for music education. Additionally, at Evelyn Glennie Jewelery, in collaboration with Otaku, she designs jewelry that utilizes her ideas as a solo percussionist. He has greatly contributed to the passing on of traditional music by being invited to give lectures at corporate events around the world and performing with orchestras playing bagpipes, a traditional Scottish instrument. He has been passionately involved in educational activities around the world and has made significant contributions in the field of music therapy. He has received over 86 international awards, including the Order of the British Empire in 1993 and the Dame in 2007.

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A versatile pianist who is active in a wide range of fields. Winner of many international competitions in the 1980s. In addition to appearing in major concert halls in London and at international music festivals, he has performed the complete concertos of Beethoven and Brahms with the Royal Philharmonic, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, and the British Chamber Orchestra.

In 1988, they performed in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia. He has made numerous TV and radio appearances both domestically and internationally. In 1989, he made his debut at the BBC Promenade Concert with Evelyn Glennie. He has performed with Glennie all over the world, including at the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), the Kennedy Center (Washington DC), and the Hollywood Bowl, and has performed in front of royalty and prime ministers from various countries. In 1998, they debuted at New York's Lincoln Center and received great acclaim. In 1999, he toured in Asia, America, and Europe, and also performed Beethoven's complete concertos in Nottingham. Recently, he has performed Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" at Birmingham Symphony Hall and Royal Festival Hall, and Grieg's Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Barbican Hall, as well as the Hallé Orchestra and Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Mark Elder. , and performed a concerto with the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

His recordings include all of Liszt's ``Viennese Soirees'' (Meridian) and many other recordings with Glennie.

He performed a series of six Mozart concertos in Colchester, and plans to perform five Beethoven concertos there in the 2010-11 season. They have also toured in Italy, Germany, Norway, South Korea, and Japan. He holds master classes and performs at summer schools around the world.

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