Tianyang Tao, born in Changsha, Hunan Province, China, has been studying the master degree of composition supervised by Prof. Xiaoyong Chen at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg since 2017. In 2013, he participated in his work among the series of events "The Standing Man", an interactive installation at “Le Festival Croisements” in Shanghai, as a sound designer. From 2014 to 2015, he was an exchange student under Prof. Fredrik Schwenk at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. He attended the International Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music in 2014 and 2018. He graduated in composition at Shanghai Conservatory of Music before coming to Hamburg. In 2017, he won the 3rd prize in the composition competition “16° Concorso Internazionale di Esecuzione e Composizio Don Vincenzo Vitti” in Italy.