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Dame Evelyn Glennie in conversation with Katy Hamilton
Wednesday 4th March 2020, 6:30 pm
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Dame Evelyn Glennie is the first person in history to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist, performing worldwide with the greatest conductors, orchestras, and artists. The Grammy award-winning percussionist, profoundly deaf from the age of 12 and who has honed her awareness of sound to such a degree that she describes her body as a ‘resonating chamber’, talks to music researcher Katy Hamilton about her own journey and her ongoing mission to ‘Teach the World to Listen’.
Katy Hamilton is a freelance researcher, writer and presenter on music. She is is fast becoming one of the UK’s most sought-after speakers on music, providing talks for a host of organisations including the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, BBC Proms, Ryedale Festival and Oxford Lieder Festival. In addition, she regularly writes programme notes for the Salzburg Festival, North Norfolk Festival and Naxos music, and is a frequent contributor to BBC Radio 3’s Record Review.
Katy’s area of specialism is the music of Johannes Brahms and his contemporaries, but she has also been involved in projects covering subjects as diverse as the history of the Edinburgh Festival, the role of émigré musicians in post-1945 British musical life, and variety shows at the Wigmore Hall in the early twentieth century. She has published extensively on these and other subjects, both in academic journals and books for a wider readership. She has taught at the Royal College of Music, the University of Nottingham, City Lit and Middlesex University.
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