“A genuine musician” - Isaac Stern
The Vietnamese – Canadian 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 Xth 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 Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Vladimir Natanson and Dmitry Bashkirov. Since winning the Chopin Competition, his international career has taken him to over forty countries, into such world-renowned halls as LincolnCenter (New York), Barbican Center (London), Salle Pleyel (Paris), Musikverein (Vienna), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Opera House (Sydney), and Suntory Hall (Tokyo).
He has played with numerous world-class orchestras such as the Philharmonia, Orchestre Nationale de Paris, Staatskapelle Berlin, St-Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Czech Philharmonic, Warsaw National Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Russian National Symphony. As well as Virtuosi of Moscow, Sinfonia Varsovia, Vienna Chamber, Zurich Chamber, the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris… Also, he has appeared under the direction of Sir Neville Marriner, Pinchas Zukerman, Mariss Jansons, Pavvo Jarvi , Vladimir Ashkenazy, Ivan Fisher, Frans Bruggen, Vladimir Spivakov...