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Evelyn Glennie - deaf percussionist creates new ears

Feb 22, 2019

Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie lost her hearing at age 8, and taught herself to hear with other parts of her body, including her hands and feet. She performs internationally as a solo percussionist, including the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. In 2007 she was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire, and a Companion of Honour to the Queen in 2016. Listen to her perform Concerto in C major, RV 433, Movement 1 by Vivaldi.

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