Ben Caddy was born in 1990 in Perth, Australia. He played violin for twelve years before taking up the viola in 2009. He was awarded the 2009 Vose Memorial Prize at the University of Western Australia for the most outstanding performance of a concerto and the Margaret Bello prize for chamber music.
Ben studied at the Australian National Academy of Music from 2010-2012. In 2010 he was the viola player in the ensemble that won the ANAM Chamber music competition. He was a 2013 Australian Chamber Orchestra Emerging Artist and has toured internationally with the ACO. Ben studied with Ivan Vukčević and Maxim Vengerov at the International Menuhin Music Academy and at the Haute école de musique de Genève with Gábor Takács-Nagy from 2013-2015.
In 2014 he was the Principal Viola of the United Nations Orchestra on their tour of Spain. In 2017 he performed with the ACO at Buckingham Palace. His orchestral arrangements and collaborations with rock and pop artists have been streamed over six million times.