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Percussion Masterclass featuring Minoru Miki and Anders Koppel

with Dame Evelyn Glennie

In this percussion masterclass, Dame Evelyn Glennie, arguably the best known solo percussion player in the world, works on two pieces dedicated to the Marimba.

Instrument Percussion , Marimba

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Level
intermediate
Course Length
4 lessons · 93m 10s

Evelyn Glennie is without question the best known solo percussion player in the world. She gives more than 100 performances a year worldwide, performing with the greatest conductors, orchestras, and artists. Her diversity of collaborations have included performances artists such as Bjork, Bobby McFerrin, Sting, Emmanuel Ax, Kings Singers and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Fred Frith. She has commissioned one hundred and fifty new works for solo percussion from many of the world's most eminent composers and records music for film and television. Her first quality drama score was nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts award.

After 20 years of performance she frequently gives masterclasses and has recently begun teaching privately.

In this masterclass she works on two twentieth century percussion compositions: Minoru Miki's "Marimba Spiritual" and Anders Koppel's "Toccata for Marimba and Vibraphone".

In partnership with The Masterclass Media Foundation Archives, which provides a valuable educational resource in order to perpetuate musical passion and knowledge from one generation to another. [MMF015]


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Dame Evelyn Glennie

Evelyn Glennie is the first person in musical history to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist. She gives more than 100 performances a year worldwide, performing with the greatest conductors, orchestras, and artists. Her diversity of collaborations have included performances artists such as Nana Vasoncelos, Kodo, Bela Fleck, Bjork, Bobby McFerrin, Sting, Emmanuel Ax, Kings Singers, Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Fred Frith.

Evelyn Glennie has commissioned one hundred and forty three new works for solo percussion from many of the world's most eminent composers and also composes and records music for film and television. Her first high quality drama produced a score so original she was nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards (BAFTA's); the UK equivalent of the Oscars.
Out of the 25 recordings made so far, Evelyn's first CD, Bartok's Sonata for two Pianos and Percussion won her a Grammy in 1988.

After 20 years in the music business she has begun teaching privately which allows her to explore the art of teaching and to explore the world of sound therapy as a means of communication.

In 1993 Evelyn Glennie was awarded the OBE (Officer of the British Empire). This was extended in 2006 to 'Dame Commander' for her services to music, To date she has received approximately 80 international awards.

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