Ben has performed at summer music festivals including the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Quartet Program, Music@Menlo and Pacific Music Festival, and has won top prizes in competitions such as the Musical Club of Hartford and Symphony in Simsbury. His chamber music mentors have included members of the Emerson, Tokyo, American, Orion and Keller String Quartets, as well as Robert Mann, Nicholas Mann, Peter Frankl, Andre Michel Schub, and Daniel Epstein, Sylvia Rosenberg and several others. He has taken master classes with Bonnie Hampton, Keith Robinson and Colin Carr, and past teachers include Eric Dahlin, David Finckel, Julia Lichten and Clive Greensmith, as well as lessons with Marta Istomin and Bonnie Hampton.
As an orchestral musician he has performed with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Shattered Glass, the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra, and the Salome Chamber Orchestra in New York City. Ben holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Manhattan School of Music, where he was the recipient of the Hans and Klara Bauer Scholarship and the 2011 Pablo Casals Award.