American Piano Sensation Conrad Tao

Since a Sunday deserves a non-ideological post or two, here’s my musical contribution for today: the young and brilliant and uber-talented Conrad Tao playing with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Detroit’s Orchestra Hall last weekend. While Tao’s performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 is amazing, I want to point the reader to his short (3-4 minute) performance that was a special surprise for the audience. Turn the video exactly to the 39:00 mark to see this amazing musical presentation.

The standing ovation for this young man, at the Saturday night performance that I attended, lasted about, oh, one year. And he deserves this mile-long entry in Wikipedia, too. Conrad is also a composer as well as a stud performer.