[Tao’s] program…conveyed the scope of his probing intellect and openhearted vision.
The New York Times

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Conrad’s performance of Julia Wolfe’s “Compassion” featured in Colorado Public Radio podcast

Colorado Public Radio has featured Conrad’s performance of Julia Wolfe’s “Compassion” in a new podcast episode that speaks to the piece and Woolfe’s influence. Read more for the podcast link.

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Announcing Conrad’s 2017-18 Season

Conrad is proud to announce a 2017/18 season that will take him from major U.S. orchestras to tours across the world. He will make his Lincoln Center debut with a solo recital including…

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Conrad makes “impressive Grant Park debut” in Chicago

Conrad made his Grant Park debut this past weekend in Chicago (near his hometown of Urbana), to critical acclaim – see below for more!   “Tao, a young native of…

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“AN EXPLOSIVE FORCE… Tao possesses startling technical elan and an ability to communicate clearly, no matter how thorny a score may become. He also has a hefty dash of charm.”

Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun


Dvořák: Slavonic Dance, Op. 46, No. 1
Liszt: Totentanz for Piano and Orchestra
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2


Tao: Commission and World Premiere
Haydn: Piano Concerto in D Major
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor


Mozart: Symphony No. 31,  “Paris”
Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Liszt: Totentanz
R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks


“Tao…[is] a musician of deep intellectual and emotional means.”

Anastasia Tsioulcas, NPR


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