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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 Urbana making his Grant Park debut, played with bristling intensity but, as importantly, with a delicately varied touch in quiet, more sinuous passages. Kalmar, who […]

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Conrad plays “American Rage” program with the Crypt Sessions

Conrad’s recent performance in the Crypt Chapel underneath The Church of the Intercession, part of the Crypt Sessions concert series that he launched in November of 2015, was praised by numerous reviewers, including the New York Times’ Anthony Tommasini, who had the following to say: “Performing in the crypt of the Church of the Intercession […]

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Artists Studio at Park Avenue Armory Announced

I’m thrilled to be part of the Jason Moran-curated Artists Studio series at the Park Avenue Armory this year. I’ll be performing alongside the amazing percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, and composerTyshawn Sorey on May 20 in the Armory’s Veterans Room, in a program blurring the lines between improvised and notated music. Learn more and buy tickets here.

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Noteflight Online Masterclass

I’ll be doing an online masterclass with Noteflight, a free browser-based music notation platform, on February 10 at 8pm EST. I’ll be talking about the thought process behind “A Walk (for Emilio)” from my most recent album, Pictures, and taking viewer questions. In the weeks following the masterclass, I’ll be leaving some feedback on some selected […]

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Music Video: “wed”

So happy to share the full music video for my performance of David Lang’s “wed,” made by my good friend Isabela dos Santos. “wed” is the closing track on my recently released album, Pictures. Written in memory of the conceptual artist Kate Ericson, the piece reflects on a uniquely devastating image: a wedding taking place at a deathbed. […]

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Pictures: New Album Out Now on Warner Classics

My new album, Pictures, is out today on Warner Classics. Works by David Lang, Toru Takemitsu, Elliott Carter, and yours truly interface with Mussorgsky’s beloved and familiar Pictures at an Exhibition in a program about images, memory, and how they interact with one another. Learn more about the album – and read my full liner notes – here. iTunes / […]

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