Next month, the orchestra welcomes rising piano superstar Conrad Tao.
Hailed by renowned music critic Harris Goldsmith as “the most exciting prodigy to ever come my way” (Musical America), 16-year-old Chinese-American pianist Conrad Tao was found playing children’s songs on the piano at 18 months of age and has never looked back. Born in Urbana, Illinois, he gave his first piano recital at age 4, and at age 8, made his concerto debut performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major, K. 414. Conrad is currently a Gilmore Young Artist, an honor awarded every two years to single out the most promising of the new generation of U.S. pianists.
Tao joins the Orlando Philharmonic for concerts on February 21 and February 22 at Bob Carr Theater, conducted by Dirk Meyer, one of the finalists in the orchestra’s international Music Director search, sponsored by FAIRWINDS Credit Union.