Ben makes his debut this month with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra on Saturday 9 December afternoon at the Koningin Elisabethzaal. He conducts Elgar In the South and Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 and is joined by James Ehnes for Korngold’s Violin Concerto.

The following week he returns to the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for an afternoon performance at Glasgow City Halls on 14 December featuring Simon Wills The Island, Chausson Poème de l'amour et de la mer and excerpts from Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet.