Ben makes his debut with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Thursday 5 April. He conducts the Overture to Wagner Rienzi, the Last of the Tribunes, Schumann Symphony No.2 and is joined by Narek Hakhnazaryan for Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor. The performance will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 6 April, click here to listen

Ben also makes his debut with the Munich Chamber Orchestra at the Prinzregententheater. He conducts an eclectic programme featuring Mendelssohn Symphony No.1 and a German premiere of Bryce Dessner Wires with the composer on the electric guitar.