Practising, Listening, Performing with Dame Evelyn Glennie

Practising, Listening, Performing with Dame Evelyn Glennie

Practising, Listening, Performing with Dame Evelyn Glennie
Taking Charge of your Performance Career 2021: Join us online for a set of three interactive Zoom workshops for professional musicians working in all genres, delivered by the world’s premier solo percussionist, Dame Evelyn Glennie.

In this series of professional development workshops, Evelyn will discuss self-motivation for performers, key listening skills, and how to adapt to stay relevant as your career evolves. Musicians will have the opportunity to engage with Evelyn, ask questions and learn from a world class artist.

Ticket price: €30 for three workshops

Please note, this is a professional development course for professional musicians working in all genres. Ticket holders must be available to attend all 3 workshops. Places are limited to 30.

Workshop 1: Self-Motivation

Monday 10 May 11am – 12.30pm

What inspires us and motivates us to practise? Is there a right and wrong way to practise? This session will explore fresh approaches to practise and improvisation, including advice on how to reconnect with your instrument through exploration of range and timbre.

Workshop 2: Who’s Listening?

Tuesday 11 May 11am – 12.30pm

How do we listen to ourselves objectively? This session will reflect on the art of listening, both from the perspective of the performer and the audience. Evelyn will explore topics such as the usefulness of self-appraisal and self-criticism, what the audience will hear, and how musicians can provide the best listening experience for their audience.

Workshop 3: Ring in the Changes

Wednesday 12 May 11am – 12.30pm

How do musicians keep motivated in their careers when all around us has changed? This session will offer advice for musicians on adapting your career as you progress. Evelyn will also explore how audiences have changed over time, and how musicians can remain relevant as artists.

More about Dame Evelyn Glennie

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 orchestras, conductors and artists. Evelyn paved the way for orchestras globally to feature percussion concerti when she played the first percussion concerto in the history of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in 1992. Evelyn has commissioned over 200 new pieces for solo percussion from many of the world’s most eminent composers to vastly expand the percussion repertoire. She regularly provides masterclasses and consultations to inspire the next generation of musicians. The film Touch the Sound and her enlightening TED speech remain key testimonies to her innovative approach to sound-creation.

Leading 1000 drummers, Evelyn had the honour of a prominent role in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Evelyn was awarded an OBE in 1993 and now has over 100 international awards, including the Polar Music Prize and the Companion of Honour. She was recently appointed the first female President of Help Musicians, only the third person to hold the title since Sir Edward Elgar and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

Evelyn is currently creating The Evelyn Glennie Collection with a vision to open a centre that embodies her mission to Teach the World to Listen. She aims to "improve communication and social cohesion by encouraging everyone to discover new ways of listening as proven in her book Listen World! We want to inspire, to create, to engage and to empower."

Feeling Sound with Evelyn Glennie

Music Network presents a new online professional development series for musicians working in all genres, delivered by three internationally renowned musicians. The interactive workshops, as part of a three-part series, will explore new perspectives on practising, listening and performing.

This three-part series is the first instalment of Taking Charge of Your Performance Career 2021, and is just one of a number of ways in which Music Network will support musicians throughout the year.