Check out one of classical music’s rising stars, Conrad Tao.

Conrad Yiwen Tao (born June 11, 1994) is an American composer, pianist and violinist. Tao’s piano and violin performances since childhood brought him early recognition at music festivals, competitions and with symphony orchestras. He has been featured on the PBS TV series From the Top – Live from Carnegie Hall as violinist, pianist and composer. Critics have found promise in his early compositions, and he is an eight-time consecutive winner of the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award. Dallas Symphony Orchestra has commissioned Tao to write an orchestral work for them.

Among other honors, Tao is a US Presidential Scholar in the Arts, a Davidson Fellow Laureate and a Gilmore Foundation Young Artist. He travels around the U.S. and abroad performing concerts and, at the same time, he attends the Columbia University–Juilliard School joint degree program. In 2012, Tao released his first solo piano album, The Juilliard Sessions: Conrad Tao Plays Debussy and Stravinsky, and a synthpop album, Eyelids []

For more music and information visit Conrad’s website at

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