Tabea Kaempf grew up in a musical family as the eldest of five children. At the age of 5 she received her first violin lesson at the Bern Conservatory of Music from Annina Schenker. Later on she was taught by Hyunjong Reents-Kang.

The Swiss first studied violin in her hometown Bern at the University of Arts with Monika Urbaniak-Lisik. During her studies, the musician became more and more fond of the warm, dark sound of the viola. After she graduated with honors in summer of 2008 she studied viola at the Hanns Eisler Academy in Berlin, first with Gerhard Riedel, later on with Volker Sprenger.

The violist is an avid chamber musician and loves the versatility of her instrument in the orchestra. 

In the season of 2012/13 she had the opportunity to do an internship in the Basel Symphony Orchestra followed by an internship in the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich during the season of 2013/14.

The musician substitutes regularly in different Orchestras such as the Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich and performs in different chamber music formations. Besides that she teaches and cofounded the Ensemble Estelliah:

Concerts and projects lead her into countries such as Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Iceland, Italy, England, Finland, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Russia and the United States.