Ben returns to the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra for the first time as Principal Guest Conductor for a concert on 20 January at Leeds Town Hall. Gernon conducts Brahms Symphony No.2 in D major and will be joined by Louis Schwizgebel for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat major, Op.73.

Also in January, Gernon makes his debut with the SWR Stuttgart in two performances at the Liederhalle on 24 and 26 January. The programme features Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet Excerpts and performances by Simon Höfele and Fabian Müller, both scholarship holders of SWR2 New Talent, in Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor Op.37 and Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto.