Tao Ni

Birth date

Oct. 13, 1984




Studied at the preparatory school of the Shanghai Conservatory. He continued his education in Canada and then at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles (USA). Among his teachers are John Kadz, Laurence Lesser, Timothy Eddy and Ronald Leonard. He was a prize winner at the 2nd International Tchaikovsky Youth Competition in Sendai (Japan, 1995, third prize), the 18th Irving Klein International Youth Competition in San Francisco (USA, 2003, second prize), and the 23rd Young Musicians International Competition in Pasadena (USA, 2008, first prize). He has performed with many orchestras including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and more. As a member of chamber ensembles he has collaborated with Itzhak Perlman, Ani Kavafian, Kim Kashkashian and other prominent musicians. He has been a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and since 2012 has been a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.