Pianist, violinist and composer Conrad Tao is a stunning teenage musician with an amazing history and an exciting future, here he joins forces with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in breathtaking performances of the Saint-SaÎns as well as his own pieces and the world premiere of his Fanfare ProMusica! The All Conrad Tao CD features the young musician in as both composer and pianist in collaboration with the award-winning ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Ohio.
‘’A sense of discovery pervaded last night’s ProMusica Chamber Orchestra season-opening concert, conducted by its music director, Timothy Russell. The theme was music by child prodigies and the highlight was Conrad Tao, an astonishingly talented composer and performer, at all of age 13, performed the premiere of his piano concerto written for ProMusica. In the tradition of composers past, Tao filled the role of guest soloist. He showed a powerful command of the piano. . .Each movement created its own sound world . . . In the tradition of the grand finale Tao and the orchestra hammered home a succession of chords that fanned the flame of the final element.’’
– Columbus Dispatch
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PROGRAM LISTING Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor(Saint-Saens) fanfare ProMusica(Conrad Tao) The Four Elements(Conrad Tao)