Son Thai Dang

Dang Thai Son began his piano studies with his mother in Hanoi, Vietnam, and later at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Vladimir Natanson and Dmitri Bashkirov. In 1980, he won First Prize and Gold Medal at the Tenth International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.

Since winning the Chopin Competition, his international career has seen him perform with with numerous world-class orchestras such as London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre Nationale de Paris, Staatskapelle Berlin, St-Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Czech Philharmonic, Warsaw National Philharmonic and Japan’s NHK Symphony Orchestra. He has collaborated with illustrious conductors including Sir Neville Marriner, Pinchas Zukerman, Mariss Jansons, Paavo Järvi and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

He is holds positions in the Piano Faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music and Oberlin Conservatory of Music (USA). He has sat on the juries of prestigious international piano competitions such as the Warsaw International Chopin Piano Competition, Cleveland (USA), Clara Haskil (Switzerland), Artur Rubinstein (Israel), Busoni (Italy), Montreal (Canada) and the Hamamatsu (Japan).

Dang Thai Son has recorded for Deutsche Grammophone, Melodya, Victor JVC, and the Fryderyk Chopin Institute. His CD of Paderewski’s compositions with the Philharmonia Orchestra under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy was selected as “La clef du mois” (Disc of the Month) by ResMusica (Paris, France) in 2017.

“A genuine musician” – Isaac Stern

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