KX Musician in Residence
Dame Evelyn Glennie wins the vote to be the 2017 Musician in Residence at King's Cross
King’s Cross has its very own Musician in Residence!Dame Evelyn Glennie, world renowned Scottish virtuoso percussionist, has been voted the first King’s Cross Musician in Residence.
Throughout 2017, Evelyn will be working with the King’s Cross community to create new music that involves and resonates with those who live, work and play here. The residency will culminate in a final performance of the work.
About Dame Evelyn GlennieEvelyn Glennie is the first person in history to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist. She performs worldwide with the greatest conductors, orchestras, and artists. Evelyn Glennie had the honour of a leading role in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Sounds of King’s CrossAs part of her residency, Evelyn Glennie has launched Sounds of King’s Cross, a project that involves everyone who lives, works, studies or visits King’s Cross to help create a new piece of music. Find out how to be involved here.
About the KX Musician in Residence programmeKing’s Cross has partnered with the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music, PRS for Music Foundation, to select a musician in residence for the King’s Cross neighbourhood. The programme runs for twelve months from January 2017.
Almost 100 music creators were whittled down to three finalists by a panel of expert judges. Evelyn was chosen by the residents, students and workers at King’s Cross N1C, via an online vote