- September 19 - 22: Concerts in Sao Paulo, Brazil
- October 5 - 16: JAPAN TOUR (October 5: Oita; October 6-8: Kita-Kyushu; October 10: Tokyo Musashino City; October 13: Fukushima; October 14: Nagoya; October 16: Tokyo Kioi Hall)
- October 19 - November 3: On the Jury of the Beijing Chopin International Competition
- December 10: Recital in Tbilisi, Georgia
Photo: Hirotoshi Sato
News & Noteworthy:
Dang Thai Son received the Gold Medal "Zasluzony Kulturze Gloria Artis" (Medal for Merit to Culture) from the Ministry of Culture of Poland. This is the highest level of distinction awarded to people for their distinguished contributions to Polish culture and national heritage. What an extraordinary news and humbling honor for DTS whose career has been dedicated to music of Chopin and recently music of Paderewski!
Dang Thai Son joint the piano faculty at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in the Fall of 2018 - one of the most prestigious music schools in the United States. Click here to read more about this exciting announcement from the Oberlin Conservatory newsletter.
Two CDs released in 2017: Schubert solo in May (by JVC in Japan) and Paderewski in October with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy (by the Chopin Institute in Poland.) Click here for more details.
Mr. Dang is the winner of the Prix Opus (equivalent of a Grammy Award in Quebec, Canada) in the 2016 "Concert of the Year" category for his concert presented by the Fondation Arte Musica at the Musee de Beaux Arts' Bourgie Hall in Montreal, Canada.
Re-release in 2015 by Deutsche Grammophone of Dang Thai Son's performances of Chopin as part of the 11-CD box set "Great Chopin Pianists."
Watch this gripping trailer of "The Cannon and the Flower", a feature length documentary produced by Story4. This documentary tells the story of Dang Thai Son and his mother, Madame Thai Thi Lien, and about their passion for music that transcended all odds.
Following are some selections from Dang Thai Son�s performance in the 1980 International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw: