Conrad Tao

Conrad Tao

Born Jun 12, 1994
Age 19

Conrad Yiwen Tao 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 %E2%80%93 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.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Conrad Tao.


1994 Birth Born in 1994.
2003 9 Years Old Tao won the 2003 Walgreens National Concerto Competition as a violinist.
2004 10 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004 and 2007 (live at Carnegie Hall) and 2011, Tao was featured on the PBS and NPR series From the Top as violinist, pianist and composer. … Read More


2007 13 Years Old His first piano concerto, The Four Elements, was first performed in 2007 by the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Ohio.
In 2008, Tao was named a Davidson Fellow Laureate for his project, "Bridging Classical Music from the Past to the Future as Pianist and Composer".
2009 15 Years Old Tao was composer-in-residence for the 2009–10 season with Chicago’s Music in the Loft concert series. … Read More
2010 16 Years Old In the summer of 2010, Tao returned to the Aspen Music Festival as a guest artist on short notice to fill in as a piano soloist for an ailing Jeffrey Kahane.
Tao completed high school in spring 2011 by independent study through the Indiana University High School of Continuing Studies, while studying music in the Juilliard precollege program and continuing to perform on tour. … Read More
…  In 2012, Tao released his first solo piano album, The Juilliard Sessions: Conrad Tao Plays Debussy and Stravinsky, and a synthpop album, Eyelids. … Read More
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