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. In 2012, 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. He has also been the recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, and was named a Gilmore Young Artist, an honor awarded every two years highlighting the most promising American pianists of the new generation.

In 2018, the New York Philharmonic will present the world premiere of a new work by Tao conducted by Jaap van Zweden. Future highlights also include his debut with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra and Antonio Pappano and appearances with the Swedish Radio Symphony under Susanna Mälkki.

His 2017-18 season includes his Lincoln Center debut with a solo recital, a residency with the Utah Symphony performing both Bernstein's Age of Anxiety and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2, and debut engagements with the Atlanta Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, and Seattle Symphony. Tao will both perform in his own recital and have a new work composed for Paul Huang and Orion Weiss performed at Washington Performing Arts Society, and opens the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra's season with the world premiere of a new commissioned work, Over. Additionally, a new multimedia work, Ceremony, developed with vocalist Charmaine Lee, will receive its premiere at Brooklyn's Roulette ... read full bio