[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


Franck: The Accursed Huntsman
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2
Strauss: Macbeth
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

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Vocalist Charmaine Lee premieres Ceremony, a collaborative work developed with pianist and composer Conrad Tao. Using spatialization, live signal processing, and fixed media, the piece explores a variety of sonic environments — each a meditation on the visceral tactility of vocal and electronic sound. Ceremony is a celebration of hybridity, weaving together diverse influences from ASMR, drone, ambient, and the 80s power ballad. The evening will open with an improvised duo performance by Lee and Nate Wooley. The duo will explore eclectic aesthetic territory together, comfortably moving between rapid-fire free improvisation and the sober austerity of Japanese onkyo.


Beethoven: Overture to Coriolan
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5


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

Anastasia Tsioulcas, NPR


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