The 12th annual Celebrate Asia shines a spotlight on the young Asian American composer and pianist Conrad Tao who is taking the classicalworld by storm. Tao, a talented pianist and Lincoln Center Emerging Artist, joins us to perform his own work. Pre- and post-concert festivities bookend this celebration of the musical melting pot of Seattle’s vibrant Asian communities.
Tianyi Lu is making a name for herself across the continents as Assistant Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, a Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Conductor of the St. Woolos Sinfonia in the UK.
Conrad Tao has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer, and has been dubbed a musician of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” by the New York Times, a “thoughtful and mature composer” by NPR, and “ferociously talented” by TimeOut New York. Tao’s career as composer has garnered eight consecutive ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards and the Carlos Surinach Prize from BMI.
Celebrate Asia is sponsored by the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation. Conrad Tao’s performances are generously underwritten by Eric and Margaret Rothchild.