Discovering that the youngest of my four children, Eliza, had cerebral palsy, at the age of 18 months, started me wondering why it was that when conducting all the great orchestras around the world – and I’ve been doing it for 25 years now – I wasn’t encountering any musicians with disability in those orchestras.

British Paraorchestra The British Paraorchestra’s  The Nature of Why . Photo © Paul Blakemore

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