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. He made his BBC Proms debut in the 2014 season, conducting the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in music by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

The 2015/16 season sees Ben’s débuts with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony for Beethoven’s Choral Symphony and Milwaukee Symphony. Ben returns to Scottish Chamber Orchestra for a tour of Scotland and recordings of music by Peter Maxwell Davies.