Ben steps in to make his debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in two performances at the Konserthuset on 22 and 23 February 2017. Joining him for these concerts is Narek Hakhnazaryan, who is also performing with the orchestra for the first time.

The programme opens with Kaija Saariaho Ciel d'hiver and also features Mendelssohn Symphony No.1 and Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1. 

The concerts in Stockholm are just the first in a series of debuts for Ben over the coming months - in March he conducts the Swedish Radio Symphony for the first time, and then in Stuttgart he makes debuts with the Staatstheater Stuttgart and Stuttgart Opera, where he conducts Mozart Il nozze di Figaro.