Born in England, Caroline Henbest studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music with Robert Masters and David Takeno. Following several years as violist in the Mistry String Quartet, she moved to Australia to take up the position of Principal Viola with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Since 2010, Caroline has transitioned to a part-time position with the ACO, playing equally with ACO, ACO2 and an ACO quartet with Zoe Black, Daniel Yeadon and Veronique Serret. She is based in Melbourne where she is the viola teacher at the Australian National Academy of Music. In demand as chamber music partner in festivals and concerts all over the world, Caroline has also performed as guest principal viola with many orchestras, including the Sydney Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Philharmonia, City of London Sinfonia Glyndebourne on Tour and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.