A conductor who had a stoke is back to performing after a long recovery.
Grant Llewellyn had a stroke last summer that left him recovering in what he called a “severe learning curve”.
Since March, he has been back working with his orchestra in France, L’Orchestre National de Bretagne, and recently conducted an hour and a half concert – including technically difficult pieces like Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.
He said: “The irony of my situation is that I can conduct Beethoven symphonies but I can’t get out of bed. I can’t tie my shoelaces.”