Tanenbaum is proud to present an exciting event coming up this Monday, January 31st at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for music lovers: the New York City debut of an exciting young piano prodigy, Conrad Tao, preceded by remarks by internationally acclaimed conductor Sir Gilbert Levine.
Conrad Tao is an up-and-coming presence in the world of classical piano, and Maestro Gilbert a longstanding force in the music world who is sure to speak powerfully and eloquently.
Hailed by Musical America as "the most exciting prodigy ever," 16-year-old pianist Conrad Tao has already thrilled audiences across the U.S. and in the U.K., France, Russia, China, Singapore, Germany and South America. As a composer, Conrad is a seven-time consecutive winner of the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award.
Conrad will perform pieces from a diverse range of composers including Bach, Debussy, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky, in addition to his own compositions. He will be introduced by Sir Gilbert, also known as “The Pope’s Maestro” for his work with Pope John Paul II creating “concerts of reconciliation.” Sir Gilbert will also offer remarks during a special VIP reception prior to the concert.
Monday night’s performance, titled A Piece for Peace, will showcase both the diversity within classical music and the universal power of music to move us beyond our differences, highlighting our common humanity.