Composer and pianist Conrad Tao has performed as a soloist with many of the world’s finest orchestras. His first large-scale orchestral work, Everything Must Go, received its world premiere with the New York Philharmonic and its European premiere with the Antwerp Symphony. He received a 2019 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for his work on More Forever.

In the 2022–23 season, Mr. Tao returns to the New York Philharmonic and curates a program for the Artist Spotlight series and debuts with the National Symphony. After the premiere of his Violin Concerto with the Atlanta Symphony, he performs as a soloist with that orchestra. He reunites with the Naples Philharmonic and opens the season with the Tampere Philharmonic.

As a pianist, Mr. Tao has recorded three solo albums for Warner Classics. In 2021, in collaboration with the brass quartet The Westerlies, he released Bricolage, a set of improvisations and experiments recorded in a small cabin in rural New Hampshire. Born in Urbana, Illinois, Mr. Tao received an Avery Fisher Career Grant and was named a Gilmore Young Artist. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in February 2008 and is a Shenson Young Artist.


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