She never looked back from that point onwards. She toured the United Kingdom with a youth orchestra and by the time she was sixteen, she had decided to make music her life. She auditioned for the Royal Academy of Music and scored one of the highest marks in the history of the academy. She gradually moved from orchestral work to solo performances. At the end of her three-year course, she had captured most of the top awards.
Evelyn worked hard with determination. She travelled around the UK doing concerts. She was part of an orchestra that had young musicians like herself. She decided that she was going to take up music in her life as her career. She performed to show her suitability in playing percussion, to the Royal Academy of Music. She scored the highest marks ever scored by anybody who had auditioned there. From doing group performances, she improved to perform solo shows by herself. She started receiving many awards by the end of her three-year course of music study.
Meanings of difficult words:
never looked backcontinued to be successful
made music her lifetake up as a career or main part of life, make a living out of music
auditionedperformed in order to prove/show suitability to join a school of film/music
capturedtook into possession
National Council of Educational Research and Training (2006). Beehive. Evelyn Glennie Listens to Sound without Hearing it- Deborah Cowley(pp. 17-20). Published at the Publication Division by the Secretary, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi.