He Tao (何濤), a native of Shanghai, studied erhu with her father since childhood. Tao graduated in 1992 from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. In the same year, she was admitted to the China National Radio Orchestra. In 1999, she relocated to Singapore, signing with the Expect Music company, and played popular music with erhu. Tao later joined the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra in 2002. She moved to Boston with her family ten years later, and in 2014 she collaborated with the prominent Chinese composer Huang Qiong on the work San Mao Wandering for erhu and percussion. In 2015 Tao performed The Great Wall Capriccio with the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra. In 2017, she played solo erhu in the opera The Legend of the White Snake by the esteemed Chinese composer Zhou Long.