Ms. Tao began piano studies at age 5, performed as soloist with orchestras at age 10, and the following year won critical acclaim for her performance as soloist with conductor Arthur Fiedler. Selected as musical ambassador by the United States Information Agency, she toured throughout Europe, giving numerous recitals and master classes. A sought- after soloist, Ms. Tao has performed at numerous concert halls in America (New York appearances include Carnegie Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, The New York Historical Society, and The New School), and overseas (such European venues as Philharmonic Hall in Lublin, Poland, the Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw and the Liceo Music Conservatory in Barcelona, Spain). With a special interest in 20th century music, she has premiered numerous compositions at the New Hampshire Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, Columbia and Princeton Universities and the Interlochen Arts Academy. Ms. Tao is also a member of the Richardson Chamber Players, the resident chamber music ensemble at Princeton University.
- Doctor of Musical Arts, State University of New York at Stony Brook
- Master of Music, State University of New York at Stony Brook
- Bachelor of Music, New England Conservatory of Music
Principal Teachers: Gilbert Kalish, Leonard Shure, Richard Goode
Solo recitals and chamber music performances throughout Europe (Philharmonic Hall in Lublin, Poland, the Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw, Poland, the Liceo Music Conservatory in Barcelona, Spain), United States (Merkin Hall, Weill Hall at Carnegie Recital, Lincoln Center, Caramoor), Southeast Asia (Esplanade Theatre in Singapore) and Canada. Soloist at 11 with Arthur Fiedler, soloist with Miami Philharmonic, Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, Tobay Chamber Orchestra, Florida West Coast Symphony.
Recognition & Awards
Prize winner in the Maryland International Piano Competition, New York Young Artists in Recital, Baldwin National Piano Competition.