Chie^'n si~ Dangthai Son cho^'ng My~ ku*'u nuo*'c
- From: DangCSvietnam <DangCSvietnam@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 5 May 2008 21:17:04 -0700 (PDT)
Pianist Dang Thai Son performs in HCM City
11:50' 03/05/2008 (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam most famous pianist, People’s Artist Dang
Thai Son, gave a one-hour performance in Ho Chi Minh City on May 2.
A collection of 13 albums of Son’s performance of classical music,
which were recorded over the last 20 years, was made public on the
A book, titled “A pianist loved by Chopin - The Dang Thai Son story,”
which was first published by Yamaha Music Media Cooperation in Japan
in 2003, was also introduced to the audience.
Vietnam’s Phuong Nam Film was authorised to release the collection and
publish the Vietnamese version of the book, written by Japanese
journalist Yoshiko Ikuma, for the first time.
The book tells how Dang Thai Son worked hard as a timid boy to
overcome numerous difficulties and finally become a big name in the
world’s classical music circle. One hundred special copies of the book
were sold at the concert to raise fund for a programme in support of
child cancer patients.
Dang Thai Son is the first Vietnamese and also the first Asian artist
to win the first prize at the Concours Chopin in Warsaw, Poland, in
1980. He has performed in over 40 countries and worked as a lecturer
at many music schools and conservatoires. He has also been selected a
jury member at several prestigious world piano contests.