Yang Gao was born in Dalian, China. He started to study the piano at the age of four. Mr. Gao entered the Attached Middle School of Shenyang Conservatory of Music Dalian Campus in 2010, and studied with Professor Xiaoqiang Wang. Mr. Gao is a prizewinner of several competitions including the first prize of Dalian Piano Competition, Steinway Piano Competition in China northeast area, West Lake International Music Festival Piano Competition and CCM undergraduate scholarship competition Mr. Gao also performed in many recitals and master classes with Boris Berman, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Alexander Korsantia, and Boris Slutsky. In 2017, he entered College-Conservatory of Music in University of Cincinnati to pursue the Bachelor degree, studying with Professor Pratt.