Yuchen Tao was born in Chengdu, China. In her hometown she attended the State Music High School.
In 2012 she began her bachelor's degree in viola at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music with Prof. Jensen Horn-Sin Lam, which she successfully completed. In addition, she completed a degree in chamber music. Since 2016, Yuchen Tao studies in master studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelsohn Bartholdy Leipzig with Prof. Tatjana Masurenko and Prof. Frank Reinecke.
Yuchen Tao has been attending numerous master classes since 2014 with Gilad Karni, Lars Anders Tomter, Veronika Hagen, Françoise Gnéri and Martin Outram. She gained her first professional experience as an orchestra musician with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shanghai Opera House, the Anhalt Philharmonic in Dessau and the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn.
Since September 2018 she is a scholarship holder of the Dual Orchesterakademie Thuringia.
Anna Marila (Scholarship holder 09/2018 - 02/2019)
Matthias Wähner (Scholarship holder 09/2018 - 03/2019) - since 04/2019 koord. stellv. Solobratschist Thüringer Symponiker Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
Yuchen Tao (Scholarship holder 09/2018 - 03/2019)
Anna Zaubzer (Scholarship holder 09/2018 - 08/2019) - since 09/2019 2. Violine tutti Theater Altenburg Gera
Barbara Parker Kostner (Scholarship holder 09/2018 - 10/2019) - since 11/2019 1. Violine tutti Jenaer Philharmonie
Rafael Baena-Nieto (Scholarship holder 09/2018 - 10/2019) - since 12/2019 Kontrabass tutti Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz
Anqi Shen (Scholarship holder 09/2018 - 11/2019) - since 12/2019 Violine tutti Theater Pforzheim