Artist Spotlight: Conrad Tao

The award winning pianist, Conrad Tao, will come to Mobile this April to perform Tchaikovsky’s famous Piano Concerto no 1 with the Mobile Symphony. Tao has been apart of many festivals and won numerous competitions across America and the world. We’ve brought you a snippet from his website describing his accomplishments.

Conrad Tao has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer, and has been dubbed a musician of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” by the New York Times, a “thoughtful and mature composer” by NPR, and “ferociously talented” by TimeOut New York. In June of 2011, the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the Department of Education named Tao a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts awarded him a YoungArts gold medal in music. Later that year, Tao was named a Gilmore Young Artist, an honor awarded every two years highlighting the most promising American pianists of the new generation. In May of 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. For more on his back ground and accomplishments click here

Here is a short clip to give you an idea of his mastery over the piano and dynamic musical style. Conrad Tao performing Stravinsky’s Petrouchka.