Evelyn Glennie

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Date of Birth July 19, 1965
Place of Birth Scotland
Age 55 years old
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Evelyn Glennie

Dame Evelyn Elizabeth Ann Glennie, is a Scottish virtuoso multi-percussionist, performing internationally with a wide variety of orchestras and contemporary musicians. She was selected as one of the two laureates for the Polar Music Prize of 2015.

Birth name: Evelyn Elizabeth Ann Glennie
Born: July 19, 1965, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Occupation(s): Percussionist
Instruments: Percussion
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About Evelyn Glennie

Award-winning deaf Scottish percussionist who has released albums, including The Sugar Factory.

Before Fame

She started losing her hearing at age eight. She studied Ellon Academy and the Royal Academy of Music.


She won the 1989 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.

Family Life

She divorced composer Greg Malcangi in 2003.


She was incorporated into the 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony with Rowan Atkinson .

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