Hazard Chase is pleased to announce that Grant Llewellyn and the North Carolina Symphony have signed an agreement that will extend Llewellyn’s contract through 2015.

“Over the last six years, Grant Llewellyn has captured the hearts and minds of audiences throughout the state of North Carolina,” says Symphony Board Chair William Cavanaugh III. “We are indeed fortunate to have Grant continue to provide his dynamic artistic direction for our great orchestra.”

Llewellyn is enthusiastic as well. “I have come to realize that this is truly a unique orchestra in a very special place. The North Carolina Symphony entertains and serves the people of this state as no other orchestra in the country, and I am proud and honored to be able to lead these fine musicians on our statewide mission into the future.”

Orchestra Committee Chair and Principal Trombone John Ilika adds, “The musicians of the North Carolina Symphony are thrilled that Grant will continue as music director. This continued artistic partnership is sure to create a lasting legacy of great music for the people of North Carolina.”

Grant Llewellyn began his tenure as North Carolina Symphony Music Director in 2004, becoming the Symphony’s fifth music director.