Yamato Moritake was born in Fukuoka, Japan. After studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Tokyo and the University of Music and Theatre Munich, he completed a master's degree with distinction at the Anton Bruckner Private University Linz. His teachers were Osamu Yamamoto, Yoshio Nagashima, Naoto Nishida, Heinrich Braun and Anton Schachenhofer.
He was a scholarship holder of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Yamaha Foundation and the Yu-International Foundation. He received the first prize and the Fuka Special Prize at the International Simandl Competition in 2014, and in 2018 he became a principal in the Brucknerorchester Linz. During his tenure with the Brucknerorchester Linz from 2012 to 2018, he regularly organized concerts with Caritas for people in need.
As a member of the Vienna State Opera, Dresden State Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic, Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo City Symphony Orchestra, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra and Japan Chamber Orchestra, he has regularly performed in Austria, Germany, France, Great Britain, USA, Russia, Japan, South Korea, China, Bulgaria, Romania, Switzerland and Turkey.
In addition to his occupation as a double bass player, he performed as an electric bass soloist in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein Vienna under Dennis Russell Davies with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz.
Since November 2018 he is a member of the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and teacher in the Landesmusikschule Grein.