Dame Evelyn Glennie is one of the world’s leading percussionists and also happens to be profoundly deaf. You can see her inspirational talk on how to listen below.

She is quite brilliant: genuinely a world leader on creative learning. She changed the way music is taught in the UK, after she was accepted to the Royal Academy of Music because she challenged an initial decision to reject her application. Anyone can buy tickets separately just for this event – whether they are attending the conference or not – and we heartily recommend it. She will be sharing the remarkable story of her educational and creative journey and will of course be bringing her marimba to play.

Performing worldwide with the greatest orchestras, conductors and artists, Evelyn’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 nearly 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 Archive Collection. The vision is to open a centre that embodies her mission to Teach the World to Listen.


Dame Evelyn Glennie is a keynote speaker and performer for the Educating Creatively conference.
Entrance free to Educating Creatively Conference pass holders.
Find out more about the Educating Creatively Conference here.




Approx 60 mins

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