Credit: Michael Zirkle courtesy of NC Symphony
Credit: Michael Zirkle courtesy of NC Symphony

On Sunday evening, conductor Grant Llewellyn received the ‘John Edward’s Memorial Award’ from the Welsh Music Guild, the most prestigious non-competitive award given in Wales for services to the nation’s music.

Born in Tenby, Grant regularly appears with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales touring throughout the country with events ranging from symphonic concerts, to national holiday celebrations, to outreach projects such as ‘Feel the Music’ for young children and tailor-made activities for those with special needs. Recent highlights include leading the St David’s day celebrations and remembering Welsh poet Dylan Thomas in a concert including a new commission by Richard Jones. In 2013 he led a large scale tour with the National Youth Orchestra of Wales and in the summer he appeared at The National Eisteddfod of Wales festival where he conducted Fauré’s requiem, in Welsh.