Jiangzhongnuo Eva Tao is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in violin with Professor Mark Kaplan at Indiana University Jacobs School of music. Originally from China, she earned a bachelor’s degree from the Central Conservatory in Beijing, where she was a student of Zhang Ti, and a master’s degree from Jacobs School of Music. She minored in baroque violin performance, studying with Ingrid Matthews and Stanley Ritchie. Furthermore, she has had the honor of working with Victor Danchenko, Itzhak Rashkovsky, Petru Munteanu, Qian Zhou, Dong-Suk Kang and Sungju Lee.
Eva has won the Ma Si Cong competition, Young Violinist Competition in Beijing, and got the second place in the Young Violinist Competition in Hangzhou. She was also the recipient of the China National Scholarship for two years.
As a founding member of the Luft String Quartet, she played in the 20th Harvard College China Forum Concert, Confucius Institute Concert, and European Institute for One Belt One Road Economic and Cultural Cooperation and Development Concert. She has also participated in the Beijing Music Festival, International String Music Festival, and Singapore Violin Festival.
As a section violinist, Eva has played with the China National Symphony Orchestra, National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra, and Henan Symphony Orchestra. She is now a section violinist in the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, and Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra.