Conrad Tao, who tackled the Piano Concerto No. 1, was less of a surprise. The world never lacks for keyboard virtuosos, even ones who aren't yet old enough to order a beer. Tao's digital command was established quickly, and the most daunting octave passages in the first movement were dispatched fearlessly at the supersonic speed expected today. In a welcome departure from many a budding pianist jumping on this war horse, Tao did not try a lot of tempo manipulation and elongated expressiveness. But he also missed chances to explore the softer end of the dynamic range and the more coloristic possibilities of articulation, especially in the Andante, which he pushed his way through rather inelegantly. In the end, I found it a relatively routine, though certainly entertaining, performance.