Yu Ping is currently Principal Cellist of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, National First-Grade instrumentalist, fellow of the Cellist Association of Chinese Musicians Association and Guangdong Musicians Association.

She began cello studies at the age of 5 under the guidance of Professor Yan Zhengping of the Tianjin Conservatory of Music. Yu Ping was admitted to the experimental class in the affiliated primary school of Tianjin Conservatory of Music in 1990. She studied with Professor Chen Yuan of the China Central Conservatory of Music from 1992 and was accepted into the Central Conservatory of Music in 1999 with outstanding performance. Yu Ping began to study in Germany with celebrated cellist Maria Kliegel at the MusikHochschule Koeln since 2001, and graduated with honors in July 2005.