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Evelyn Glennie

Biography

Award-winning deaf Scottish percussionist that has released albums, like the Sugar Manufacturer. She started dropping her hearing at age group eight. She researched Ellon Academy as well as the Royal Academy of Music. She earned the 1989 Grammy Honor for Greatest Chamber Music Efficiency. She divorced composer Greg Malcangi in 2003. She was integrated in to the 2012 Summer season Olympics Opening Wedding ceremony with Rowan Atkinson .

Quick Facts


Full Name Evelyn Glennie
Date Of Birth July 19, 1965
Place Of Birth Scotland
Profession Drummer
Education Royal Academy of Music
Nationality Scottish
Spouse Greg Malcangi
Parents Herbert Arthur Glennie
Awards Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance, Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo, Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album, Polar Music Prize for Classical Music
Nominations British Academy Television Craft Award for Best Original Television Music
Movies Touch the Sound, Finding Altamira, See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary, The Trench, Last Night of the Proms: The 100th Season, Golf in the Kingdom, Solti and Perahia: Bartok's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, Freedom Machines, The Children, Listen with Your Eyes
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1She lives in Cambridgeshire, England. [December 2006]
2Upton, Cambridgeshire, England [June 2008]
3Inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame in 2008.
4She was awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2007 Queen's New Years Honors List for her services to music.
5She is one of the world's top percussionists despite being deaf, which was caused by a neurological disorder.
6She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 1993 for her services to music.


Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Apocalypse Babies2017Short composer
Finding Altamira2016co-composer
Le dernier souvenir2014Short
Saudade2014/IShort
Between a Rock and a Dead Place2013Short
Inanimate Copject2012Short
Golf in the Kingdom2010
Ibéria2007Video
Brief History of Disbelief2004TV Mini-Series documentary 3 episodes
Trial & Retribution1997-2004TV Series 13 episodes
P.O.V.2004TV Series documentary 1 episode
Touch the Sound: A Sound Journey with Evelyn Glennie2004Documentary
People Say I'm Crazy2003Documentary
The Age of Terror: A Survey of Modern Terrorism2002TV Mini-Series documentary
Blind Ambition2000TV Movie
The Trench1999
Bramwell1998TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
Oventic: construyendo dignidad1996Documentary short
The Children1990

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Finding Altamira2016composer: theme music
Trial & Retribution1997-1999TV Series music performer - 4 episodes
The Trench1999musician

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Waterloo Road2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Walking with the Ferryman2014writer: "Chase"
Songs for Dead Children2003Short performer: "Oranges and Lemons", "Green Gravel", "Jenny Jones", "Poor Roger"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Big Night for Children in Need2015TV Movie
Last Night of the Proms: The 100th Season1994TV MovieMusician (Marimba)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BBC Proms2016TV SeriesHerself
Skavlan2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Michael Parkinson: Masterclass2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder2012TV SpecialHerself
Music Room2010TV SeriesHerself - Percussionist
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2009TV SeriesHerself
The Music Instinct2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary2009DocumentaryHerself
Visionaries2008TV SeriesHerself
The Biscuit Brothers2007TV SeriesHerself
See Hear2007TV SeriesHerself
We Love 'The Sky at Night'2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Touch the Sound: A Sound Journey with Evelyn Glennie2004DocumentaryHerself
Mind Games2003TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2002TV SeriesHerself
The Lesley Garrett Show2001TV SeriesHerself
The South Bank Show1989-1997TV Series documentaryHerself
This Is Your Life1991TV Series documentaryHerself
Christmas Eve with Val Doonican1986TV MovieHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sesame Street2005-2007TV SeriesHerself
60 Minutes2000TV Series documentaryHerself - Percussionist (segment "Evelyn Glennie")

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Original Television MusicTrial & Retribution (1997)
1991CableACECableACE AwardsPerformance in a Music Special or SeriesThe South Bank Show (1978)


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#Quote
1Music isn't all about leaving the audience wanting more. It's also about making them think and giving them an experience.


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