In St Petersburg, the Scottish Trio HLK, which unites bright, independently thinking musicians, will present a jazz programme together with Grammy Award winner Evelyn Glennie who has collaborated with Björk and Sting, George Solti and Leonard Slatkin, Murray Perahia and Emanuel Ax.
Losing her hearing as a child did not prevent Evelyn Glennie from becoming the first percussionist in the world to have a successful solo career. "My life is dedicated to hearing in the deepest sense. My hearing loss has meant to me the need to learn to hear in other ways, to explore the features of sound that I had not previously been aware of. Hearing loss made me a better listener," says Evelyn. This approach to sound is to the subject of the film "Touch the Sound" which was made about her and of her TED talk "How to Listen Properly." More than 200 works for solo percussion have been written especially for Evelyn Glennie, including some by world-famous composers. She is the winner of more than a hundred international awards, including the Polar Music Prize. She is a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
The concert by Trio HLK and Evelyn Glennie is part of the UK-Russia Music Year program hosted by the UK Embassy in Moscow with the support of the British Council.
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