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.

Forthcoming engagements include his debut with the Ulster Orchestra; conducting the LPO Future Firsts at the Royal Festival Hall; and assisting Pierre-Andre Valade at Northern Ireland Opera. He also returns to the London Symphony Orchestra for two Discovery Series projects. In Spring 2014 he conducts two projects as part of the Bristol Ensemble 'Northern Lights' Series, including one with acclaimed pianist Peter Donohoe. In future seasons he makes his debut with Vancouver Symphony, Sinfonietta Lausanne, Nagoya Philharmonic and returns to Camerata Salzburg.

Ben was recently appointed a Dudamel Fellow with the LA Philharmonic by Gustavo Dudamel, and will make his BBC Proms debut in the 2014 season, conducting the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in music by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies on Monday 8 September