Music director of the North Carolina Symphony and Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, Grant Llewellyn is renowned for his exceptional charisma, energy and easy authority in music of all styles and periods. Born in Tenby, South Wales, Llewellyn won a Conducting Fellowship to the Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts in 1985 where he worked with Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur and André Previn. Previously music director of the Handel and Haydn Society, Llewellyn regularly guest conducts orchestras in North America, most notably the symphony orchestras of Atlanta, Boston, Houston, Milwaukee, Montreal, Philadelphia and Toronto. In Europe he appears with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, among others. As an accomplished opera conductor, Llewellyn has appeared at English National Opera, Opera North, Rennes Opera and the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Deeply committed and passionate about engaging young people with music, Llewellyn regularly leads education and outreach projects.