In November, Ben will go on tour with the BBC Philharmonic, performing at the Sala Radio in Bucharest on 23 November 2018. He will conduct Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 and is then reunited with Hungarian violinist Kristóf Baráti for Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2.

He also makes his debut with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, performing at the Sage Gateshead on 9 November and Westmorland Hall in Kendal on 10 November. The programme includes Mozart Symphony No. 35 ‘Haffner’, a chamber orchestra arrangement of Boccherini Quintet in C major and Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez, with Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe.