Oberlin professor Dang Thai Son conquered one of the world’s most prestigious piano competitions. Now his students are doing the same.
by Erich Burnett, Special to ClevelandClassical.com
People who know about piano tend to know about Dang Thai Son.
Widely acclaimed for his interpretations of Chopin, the Oberlin Conservatory professor saw his illustrious career take flight in 1980 when he won first prize at the 10th Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland—one of the world’s most revered and most rigorous musical competitions. He has devoted the four decades since to performing and teaching around the world, earning accolades everywhere he goes.
Today, Dang’s students are following in the master’s footsteps in almost unbelievable ways. [Read more…]