Photo by Philipp Rathmer

In Conversation with Dame Evelyn Glennie

27 April 2022
Posted in: Events, News

An evening with Dame Evelyn Glennie

We are delighted to welcome international solo percussionist and composer, Dame Evelyn Glennie, to discuss her life and career with City Lit Principal, Mark Malcomson CBE on Thursday 26 May, 18:30-19:30. 

This lively discussion will include a sprinkling of musical demonstrations and an audience Q&A. This will be followed by the presentation of Evelyn’s Fellowship Award, to celebrate her newest achievement of becoming a City Lit Lifetime Fellow. Please join us afterwards for a glass of wine in the City Lit Gallery.

This event is free but we would like to encourage donations towards our City Lit Student Bursary. Donations to the City Lit Student Bursary Fund enables more Londoners to experience education that they wouldn't be able to afford, otherwise.

Please let us know if you have any specific support needs at least two weeks in advance of the event, we appreciate your help in planning. We have BSL interpreters booked for this event. 

Access: Visitors who require assistance may bring a companion free of charge. There are limited companion tickets available.

For further information please get in touch with the Events Team

About Evelyn...

Dame Evelyn Glennie is the world’s premier solo percussionist, performing worldwide with the greatest orchestras and artists.

Her solo recordings exceed 40 CDs. A double GRAMMY award winner and BAFTA nominee, Evelyn composes for film, theatre and television.

She began The Evelyn Glennie Podcast in 2020. Evelyn was awarded an OBE in 1993 and has over 100 international awards to date, including the Polar Music Prize and the Companion of Honour.

Evelyn is Curator for The Evelyn Glennie Collection. Her iconic film Touch the Sound, TED Talk and book Listen World! embody her mission to Teach the World to Listen. 


(First photo: Photo by Philipp Rathmer/Brigitte)

Photo by Jim Callagher