Dang Thai Son will join the New England Conservatory (NEC) in the Fall of 2020. This private Conservatory is one of the top music schools in the United States. Click here for the official announcement from the NEC.


Places are limited, early application is highly recommended!

- June 13 - 16: Piano Texas International Festival and Academy, Fort Worth, TX, USA

- June 21 - 27: Orford Music Academy, Canada

- July 14 - 20: Borromeo Music Festival, Altdorf, Switzerland

- August 18 - 25: Radzejowice Chopin Masterclasses, Poland.
Contact the F. Chopin National Institute of Poland for more information.


- January 17 - 18 : Guangzhou International Piano Festival (with recital), China

- January 20 - 26: Taipei Piano Festival , Taiwan.

- February 22 - 23 : Wassermann Festival at Utah State University (with recital), USA

- February 28 - March 1: California State Fullerton University (with recital), USA

- 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)

- April 26 & 28: Spring Chamber Music Festival at Lotte Concert Hall, Seoul, Korea

- May - June: CHINA TOUR (May 31: Guiyang; June 1: Changsha; June 4, 5 & 6: Beijing Piano Festival; June 7: Dalian; June 9: Shenzen)

- June 16 - 22: Orford Music Academy, Canada.,

- June 26: Recital in Paris.

- June 28 - July 2: Miami Frost Chopin Academy, USA.

- July 5 -12: Karlovac Piano Festival, Croatia.

- July 21 -August 4: Kirishima International Music Festvial (with concert), Japan.

- August 8 -12: Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (with recital), USA.

- August 18: Marienbad Chopin Festival, Tcheque Republic

- August 25: Concert with the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra, Vietnam

- August 28 - September 7: On the Jury of the Busoni Competition, Italy https://www.concorsobusoni.itt

- 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 Grammophon of Dang Thai Son's performances of Chopin as part of the 11-CD box set "Great Chopin Pianists."

Became the Faculty member of the prestigious Lac Como International Piano Academy, both in Italy and its new open branch in Oberlin Conservatory ,USA.

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:

Chopin Etude in F Major Op.10, No.8

Chopin Etude in g-sharp minor Op.25, No.6

Chopin Etude in a minor Op.25, No.4

Chopin Nocturne in E Major, Op.62, No.2

Chopin Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op.60

Chopin Scherzo in b-flat minor, Op. 31, No. 2


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