Ben makes his debut with the Staatsorchester Stuttgart at the Liederhalle on 12 and 13 March in a varied programme: Britten Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes, Korngold Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4. 

Ben has received high acclaim for his performances of Tchaikovsky Symphonies:

"Gernon and the orchestra concluded the symphony in triumphant style, even risking a daredevil accelerando in the final bars of Tchaikovsky’s resplendent coda.”
Bachtrack, November 2015

He then makes his debut at Stuttgart Opera conducting Mozart The Marriage of Figaro on 28 March, conducting further performances on 31 March and 19 April.