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Parsons and Poole Concert: Dang Thai Son, piano

Friday, September 20, 2024
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Building (MB)
Room: von Kuster Hall

We are honoured to welcome internationally renowned pianist Dang Thai Son as the guest artist for this year's Parsons and Poole Concert and Masterclass.

Vietnamese-Canadian pianist Dang Thai Son was propelled to the forefront of the musical world in October 1980, when he was awarded the First Prize and Gold Medal at the Xth International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. It was also the first time that a top international competition was won by an Asian pianist.

Since winning the Chopin Competition, his international career has taken him to over forty countries, into such world renowned halls as the Lincoln Center (New York), Barbican Center (London), Salle Pleyel (Paris), Herculessaal (Munich), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Opera House (Sydney), and Suntory Hall (Tokyo).

He is frequently invited to give masterclasses around the world - such as the special class in Berlin in October, 1999, where he taught alongside Murray Perahia and Vladimir Ashkenazy. He has sat on the juries of prestigious competitions such as the Warsaw International Chopin Piano Competition (2005, 2010, 2015, 2021), Cleveland (USA), Clara Haskil (Switzerland), Artur Rubinstein (Tel-Aviv), Hamamatsu, Sendai (Japan), Piano Masters of Monte Carlo, Sviatoslav Richter (Moscow), Prague Spring International, Montreal International Piano Competition, and Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition among others. His pupils garnered top international prizes including Bruce Liu, the most recent winner of the 2021 International Chopin Piano Competition 2021 in Warsaw, Poland.

Cost, ticketing information and program information TBA

A public masterclass with Western music students follows, the next morning. 

Tickets: TBA

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Funding for this annual series is provided by the Parsons and Poole Concert and Masterclass Fund.

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Photo credit: Hirotoshi Sato 

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