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Tao Ni

Tao Ni was born on October 13, 1984 in Beng Bu, AnHui Province, China. He began his cello studies with his father at the age of eight and a year later he was enrolled in the Shanghai Conservatory Preparatory Division, where he studied with Professor Liu Mei Juan.

Tao Ni made his first visit to North America in 1996 attending summer music workshops at Indiana University (Bloomington) and the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. He came as a student to the first Morningside Music Bridge in 1997, and stayed at Mount Royal College Conservatory studying with John Kadz. His other teachers include Laurence Lesser, Timothy Eddy, and most recent, Ronald Leonard at the Colburn School. Tao was also a participant in various festivals including Meadowmount, Ravinia Festival (Steans Institute for Young Artists), and the New York String Seminar in Carnegie Hall.
Tao had much success in competitions such as winning Johannsen String Competition, Pasadena Showcase Competition, Hudson Valley Competition, New England Conservatory Concerto Competition, as well as getting top prizes at Tchaikovsky Competition for young musicians, Kingsville Competition, Klein String Competition, Corpus Christi Concerto Competition and Hams Competition.
He has soloed with many orchestras including Boston Symphony Orchestra, Arlington Symphony, Brockton Symphony, Concord Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, Shanghai Philharmonic, Sendai Orchestra, Shanghai Opera, Colburn Orchestra, and Calgary Youth Orchestra, amount many others. As an experienced chamber musician, Tao has collaborated with such artists as Itzak Perlman, Josef Silverstein, Ani Kavafian, Anton Kuerti, Kim Kashkasian, James Dunham, Donald Weilerstein, Frank Cohen, Miriam Fried and Robert Chan.

Other performing highlights include: performing for Jiang Zemin, President of China in Calgary, in recital at The Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., featured in a national CBC Radio Broadcast as part of the Mount Royal Col

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cellist in all type of music Cincinnati, OH
String Instrument teacher Cincinnati, OH
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Tao Ni

145 W. McMillan St Apt#325
Cincinnati OH 45219
Tel: 617-416-9795 Email:

Solo Appearance Performances: Orchestra Experience:
Arlington Symphony Orchestra Winner, 2007 Cincinnati Symphony Cello Audition
Boston Symphony Orchestra Finalist, 2007 San Diego Symphony Principal Audition
Brockton Symphony Orchestra Member: Calgary Youth Orchestra
Calgary philharmonic Orchestra Member/Principal:
Calgary Youth Orchestra New England Conservatory Youth Orchestra
Concord Orchestra Member: Juilliard School Orchestra
Boston University Orchestra Member/Principal:
New England Conservatory Orchestra New England Conservatory Orchestra
Prince George Orchestra Member/Principal: Colburn Orchestra
Sendai orchestra Member/Assistant Principal:
Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra New York String Seminar Orchestra (03’, 06’)
Shanghai Opera House Orchestra

Competition Awards:
3rd place: 1995 Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, ‘Most Promising’ Award
2nd place: 1998 Kingsville String Competition Junior Division
1 place: 1998 Calgary Kiwanis Festival String Division
1st place: 1999 Boston Symphony Concerto Competition
1st place: 2000 Johansen String Competition, Commission Piece Prize Award
Semifinalist: Hams Competition (2001, 2007)
Finalist: 2001 Stulberg Competition
2nd place: 2003 Irvine Klein String Competition
1st place: 2004 New England Conservatory Concerto Competition
4th place: 2006 Corpus Christie Competition
‘Exceptional Student Award’: New England Conservatory

Chamber Musi
Juilliard School; New England Conservatory; Colburn School
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cellist from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Tao Ni is located in Cincinnati, OH and has the following skills: cellist in all type of music, String Instrument teacher
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cellist in all type of music

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Went to schools in Juilliard School and New England Conservatory of Music
Years Experience: 15

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Years Experience: 6