"Dame Evelyn Elizabeth Ann Glennie, DBE (born 19 July 1965)
is a Scottish virtuoso percussionist. She was the first full-time solo percussionist in 20th-century western society.
Glennie has been profoundly deaf since age 12. This does not inhibit her ability to perform at the international level. She regularly plays barefoot during both live performances and studio recordings in order to "feel" the music better."
from her wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_Glennie
or vist her own webpage: http://www.evelyn.co.uk/