Dame Evelyn Glennie, DBE

Patron

Awarded Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2007 Evelyn Glennie has carved her place in history as the first person to successfully create and sustain a fulltime career as a solo percussionist. As a female, profoundly deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie has triumphed over adversity and after 25 years in business she continues to inspire audiences all over the world to ‘listen’. Evelyn gives more than 100 performances a year worldwide and is one of the most eclectic and innovative musicians on the scene today. She is a double Grammy award winner and BAFTA nominee and was honoured to take a lead role in the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony this year. Evelyn is also highly in demand as a composer, motivational speaker and jewellery designer. AbleChildAfrica is proud to call Evelyn Glennie a Patron.

 

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