PIANO RECITAL BY DANG THAI SON
FRIDAY 24 MAY 2024
VICTORIA CONCERT HALL
“With each composition, [Dang] displayed the highest caliber of intellectual clarity and artistic elegance.” (South Floria Classical Review)
This marks the return to Singapore of the prince of the piano – Dang Thai Son. Dang won the Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1980, a stunning victory for a completely unknown pianist from Vietnam at the time. Since that eventful year, he has become much sought after as recitalist, concerto soloist, competition adjudicator as well as master teacher. His students include some of today’s most notable pianists, including Bruce Liu, Kate Liu, Eric Lu, Tony Yang, and JJ Bui.
Dang has performed under the direction of conductors such as Sir Neville Marriner, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Pinchas Zukerman and Ivan Fischer. Since winning the Chopin Competition, he has maintained a close connection with Poland. In 2005, he was the only guest artist at the Opening Gala of the 15th International Chopin Competition. In 2018, Poland’s Ministry of Culture awarded him the Gloria Arts Gold Medal for Merit to Culture.
A prolific recording artist with an extended discography, Dang has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Melodiya, Polskie Nagrania Muza, SONY, Analekta, Victor JVC, as well as the Fryderyk Chopin Institute.