Jin Ta begin his flute studies at the Central Music Conservatory, Beijing, during which time he represented the conservatory at many performances. In 1991 he received a full scholarship from University of Michigan (US) and became a student of Professor Keith Bryan and later Professor Leone Buyse.
In 1997 Jin Ta won First Prize in both the Boston Pappoutsakis Memorial Foundation Competition and Memphis Young Artist Competition. In 1997 he was selected as an artist diploma candidate to study with renowned flautist Paula Robison. In Dec 2000 he won First Prize in the Haifa International Flute Competition 2000 (Israel).
Jin Ta joined the Singapore Symphony Orchestra as Principal Flautist in 1998. Besides music, his other interests include cooking and travelling – he makes fantastic shrimp dumplings!