“A genuine musician” - Isaac Stern
An outstanding international musician of our time, Vietnamese pianist Dang Thai Son was propelled to the forefront of the musical world in October 1980, when he was awarded the First Prize and Gold Medal at the 10th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. It was also the first time that a top international competition was won by an Asian pianist.
He began piano studies with his mother in Hanoi later at the prestigious Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Russia with V. Natanson and D.Bashkirov.
Since winning the Chopin Competition, his international career has taken him to over forty countries .He has played with numerous world-class orchestras such as The Philharmonia Orchestra , BBC Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, St-Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Czech Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Berlin, Warsaw Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Hungarian State Symphony, etc. under the direction of Sir Neville Marriner, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Pinchas Zukerman, Mariss Jansons, Pavvo Jarvi, Frans Bruggen…
Other career highlights include a New Year's Day concert (1995) with Yo Yo Ma, Seiji Ozawa, Kathleen Battle, and the late Mstislav Rostropovich, in a major international event produced by the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation NHK; concerts in Isaac Stern's last festival in Miyazaki, Japan in 2001 included three performances with Pinchas Zukerman and on Chopin's 200th Birthday, March 1st, 2010, he played at the Gala Concert at the Warsaw National Opera Theatre.
Since 2001, he teaches as Guest Professor at the Universite de Montreal (Canada.) He has sat on the juries of prestigious competitions such as the Warsaw International Chopin Piano Competition (2005, 2010, 2015), Cleveland (USA), Clara Haskil (Switzerland), Artur Rubinstein (Tel-Aviv), Hamamatsu, Sendai (Japan), Piano Masters of Monte Carlo, Sviatoslav Richter (Moscow), Prague Spring International, Montreal International Piano Competition…
Dang Thai Son has recorded for Deutsche Grammophone, Melodya, Polskie Nagrania, CBS Sony, Analekta, Victor JVC, and the Fryderyk Chopin Institute.
Mr. Dang is the subject of the biography, “A pianist loved by Chopin - The Dang Thai Son Story”, published by Yamaha Music Media Corporation in 2003.
For more information, visit: www.dangthaison.net