Conductor loses use of right arm while recovering from strokeNews
The Welsh conductor Grant Llewellyn has beeon one of the sturdiest performers on the UK and international cirtcuit for decades. A regular at the BBC Proms, he is also music director of the of the North Carolina Symphony and Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne.
Last summer Llewellyn, who was 59 at the time, went to hospital with disturbing symptoms and found he was suffering a series of small strokes.
He spent a month in hospital and is now back on the box – but without a baton, or the use of his right arm.
‘That’s where I am now, it’s a voyage of discovery,’ he says.
He describes the slow process of recovery here in an interview with the BBC.