Ben Gernon

British conductor Ben Gernon studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he held the Conducting Fellowship. In 2013 he won the internationally acclaimed Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award.

He was appointed a Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2013/14 and will return to conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in August 2015. He made his BBC Proms debut in the 2014 season, conducting the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in music by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

Forthcoming concert highlights include conducting the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in a programme of Sibelius and Shostakovich; the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast; tours with Camerata Salzburg with the violinist Nicola Benedetti and BBC National Orchestra of Wales with trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth; and Cheltenham Festival with the BBC Concert Orchestra.