BREAKING NEWS! 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!
- April 7: Concert with Japan Philharmonic Orchestra at the Tokyo Suntory Hall, Tokyo, Japan
- April 8: Concert with Japan Philharmonic Orchestra at Omiya Sonic City Hall, Omiya, Japan
- May 12: Recital at Jordan Hall, Boston, USA
- May 23: Recital at the National Theater, Taichung, Taiwan
- May 24: Recital at the National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
- May 25 : Masterclasses at the Hongkong Academy of Performing Arts, Hongkong
- May 26 : Recital at the City Hall, Hongkong
- China Tour: Chongquing (May 29); Shijiazhuang (May 30); Dalian (June 2); Xi'an (June 3)
- June 9: Masterclasses at the Singapore International Piano Festival, Singapore
- June 10: Recital at Victoria Hall, Singapore
- June 17: Recital in Takamatsu, Japan
- July 18: Recital in Castre, France
- July 31 : Recital in Aix-en-Provence, France
- August 11-17 : Masterclasses at the Hanoi International Piano Masterclass
- August 25: Concert at the Warsaw Chopin Festival with the Sinfornia Varsovia at the Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw, Poland
- August 26: Recital at Zelazowa Wola, Poland
- August 28: Recital at the International Piano Festival in Sarospatak, Hungary
- September 2: Concert with the XVIII Century Orchestra at the Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw, Poland
- September 3-14: On the jury of the Warsaw International Chopin Competition on Historic Pianos, Warsaw, Poland
- October 6: Recital in Sala Cecilia Mireiles, Rio de Jeneiro, Brazil
- November 23: Toronto Royal Conservatory , Glenn Gould Studio , Canada
- December 1 - 10: Masterclasses and recital at La Reunion Island, France 2019
- January 17 - 18 : Guangzhou International Piano Festival, China (with recital)
- January 20 - 26: Taipei Piano Festival, Taiwan
- February 22 - 23 : Wassermann Festival at Utah State University, USA (with recital)
- February 28 - March 1: California State Fullerton University, USA (with recital)
- March 22 - 23: Kansas Park University, USA (with recital )
- March 29: Boston New England Conservatory, USA
- April 14 -19: Krefeld Kawai Masterclasses, Germany (with recital)
- June 16 - 22: Orford Music Academy, Canada
- June 28 - July 2: Miami Frost Chopin Academy, USA
- July 5 -12: Karlovac Piano Festival, Croatia
- July 21 -August 4: Kirishima International Music Festival, Japan (with concert)
- August 8 -12: Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy, USA (with recital)
Photo: Hirotoshi Sato
News & Noteworthy:
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: