Ben Gernon

British conductor Ben Gernon studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he held the Conducting Fellowship. In 2013 he won the internationally acclaimed Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award.

He was appointed a Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2013/14 and returns to conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in August 2016. He made his BBC Proms debut in the 2014 season, conducting the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in music by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

The 2015/16 season sees Ben Gernon working with all the major London and BBC orchestras including débuts with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony for Beethoven’s Choral Symphony and Milwaukee Symphony.  He continues his warm relationships with the LPO and LSO and returns to Scottish Chamber Orchestra for a tour of Scotland and recordings of music by Peter Maxwell Davies.