2012 Gillmore Young Artist Prize. Previous recipients include Jonathan Bliss and Yuja Wang. Conrad started playing tunes on the piano at 18 months and formally started learning the piano after the violin around age 3. His first piano performance at 4, and by age 8 he was performing his first concerto - Mozart Piano Concerto in A Major K414 with the Utah Symphony. His biography with the record label IMG reveals that he has even composed his own piano concerto and received from Obama, the Presidential Scholar for the Arts in 2011. As of August 2011, Conrad studies under Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky at the Julliard School of Music (pre college level).
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Conrad performing the Bach Ouverture in the French Style, BWV 831, Movements 5-7 at Julliard in 2010
Conrad performs the Rachmaninov Prelude Opus 23 No.2 in B Flat Major
Conrad Tao performs Carl Vine Piano Sonata, 2nd Movement at Julliard in 2010