ENO1819 The Magic Flute: Ben Gernon (c) Simon Annand

Ben Gernon


Ben Gernon studied at the Guildhall with Sian Edwards and Sir Colin Davis. Not yet 30, he has already conducted many of the world’s major orchestras including the Czech, Oslo and LA Philharmonics and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In 2017 he was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, and last year conducted them in a televised performance from the BBC Proms.

Previously for ENO: The Magic Flute

Career Highlights

Engagements in the 2018/19 Season include concerts in London and Dubai with the BBCSO, and across the UK and on tour to Bucharest with the BBC Philharmonic. He returns to the Czech Philharmonic and to the Swedish Radio Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony orchestras and Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, and makes his debut with the Swedish Chamber, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Warsaw Philharmonic orchestras. Recent highlights include significant debuts with orchestras such as the Vienna Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, DSO Berlin, Munich Chamber, and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, as well as regular engagements with most of the UK’s orchestras, and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (BBC Proms) on the occasion of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s 80th birthday.

Opera engagements include: The Magic Flute, Madama Butterfly (Royal Swedish Opera); The Marriage of Figaro (Stuttgart Opera); The Barber of Seville (Glyndebourne on Tour). He has recently made recordings with the Czech Philharmonic (Signum) and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (Hyperion). This is his ENO debut.

Last updated: 20th August 2019