Renowned Pianist Dang Thai Son to Grace the Malaysian Stage with Recital and Masterclass

Presented by iKita Malaysia, an extraordinary musical experience awaits as world-class pianist Dang Thai Son takes the stage. Renowned for his interpretations of Chopin’s works, Son will be gracing the Malaysian stage with both a “Piano Recital” and a “Masterclass.”

Dang Thai Son’s journey from Vietnam to the world stage was marked by his triumphant victory at the Xth International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. This success catapulted him to global acclaim, leading to performances in over 40 countries and prestigious venues including the Lincoln Center in New York, the Barbican Center in London, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, and the Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

On May 25th (Saturday) at 8 PM, music lovers can bask in the enchanting melodies of the “Dang Thai Son Piano Recital.” Held at the Permaisuri Zarith Sofiah Opera House in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, the event promises an unforgettable fusion of skill and emotion. Tickets for this extraordinary event start at RM128, with an exclusive early bird promotion offering a 15% discount during the first three days of ticket sales.

For aspiring musicians and students, mark your calendars for the highly anticipated “Dong Thai Son Piano Masterclass in Malaysia”, happening on May 26th (Sunday) at 11 AM. This masterclass presents an exclusive chance for participants to receive personalized feedback directly from Son himself, with only three pianists to be selected for this invaluable opportunity. Additionally, pianists also stand an opportunity  to be chosen to perform at the Youth Pianist Piano Recital on the same day, providing a platform to showcase your skills and passion for music. The Audition Package, starting at USD120, includes one VIP ticket to the recital and one observation ticket for the masterclass.

Whether you aspire to become a concert pianist, are a dedicated music student, or simply hold a deep love for the piano, Dang Thai Son’s masterclasses offer an unparalleled opportunity to deepen your understanding of music and refine your skills as a pianist. Registration for the masterclass is open until April 25th, 2024. Don’t miss out on this chance to learn from a master of the piano.

For more information and ticket purchases of “Dang Thai Son Piano Recital” and “Masterclass”, please visit  or contact +6019 3545131. Stay updated on the latest news and announcements by following iKita Malaysia on Facebook and Instagram.


Event Info

Dang Thai Son’s “Piano Recital & “Piano Masterclass” in Malaysia
Venue : Permaisuri Zarith Sofiah Opera House, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Piano Recital
Date: May 25, 2024 (Saturday)
Time: 8:00 PM
Ticket Prices: RM128, RM168 *Early Bird 15% Discount (1/4-3/4)

Piano Masterclass
Date: May 26, 2024 (Sunday)
Time: 11:00 AM
Registration Fee : USD120
Registration :
Register by April 25th, 2024


– 1 VIP ticket for Dang Thai Son’s Piano Recital on May 25, 2024 (valued at USD50)
– 1 Observation ticket for Dang Thai Son’s Piano Masterclass on May 26, 2024 ( free seating)
– 3 selected winners will receive Dang Thai Son’s Piano Masterclass and Certificate (valued at USD1000)
– Opportunity to perform at the Youth Pianist Piano Recital on May 26, 2024

Contact Hotline: +6019 3545131



About Dang Thai Son

An outstanding International musician of our time, 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 an Asian pianist won a top international competition.

He began piano studies with his mother in Hanoi. Discovered by the Russian pianist Isaac Katz, who was on a visit in Vietnam in 1974, he pursued his advanced training at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Russia with Vladimir Natanson and Dmitry Bashkirov.

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 has played with numerous world-class orchestras such as The Philharmonia Orchestra , BBC Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, St-Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Czech Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Berlin, Dresden Philharmonic Oslo Philharmonic, Warsaw National Philharmonic, Prague Symphony, NHK Symphony, New Japan Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Hungarian State Symphony, Moscow Philharmonic, Russian National Symphony, as well as Virtuosi of Moscow, Sinfonia Varsovia, Vienna Chamber, Zurich Chamber, Royal Swedish Chamber Orchestras, and the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris. Also, he has appeared under the direction of Sir Neville Marriner, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Pinchas Zukerman, Mariss Jansons, Pavvo Jarvi, Ivan Fisher, Frans Bruggen, Vladimir Spivakov, Dimitri Kitaenko, Sakari Oramo, and John Nelson among others.

In the field of chamber music, he has performed with the Berlin Philharmonic Octet, the Smetana String Quartet, Barry Tuckwell, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Pinchas Zukerman, Boris Belkin, Joseph Suk, Alexander Rudin, and he has played duo-piano with Andrei Gavrilov.

Other career highlights include a New Year’s Day concert (1995) with Yo Yo Ma, Seiji Ozawa, Kathleen Battle, and the late Mstislav Rostropovich, in a major international event produced by the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation NHK; in January 1999, a Gala-concert opening the Chopin year, where he was the only foreign artist invited to appear as soloist with the Warsaw National Opera Theatre Orchestra; concerts in Isaac Stern’s last festival in Miyazaki, Japan in 2001, which included three performances with Pinchas Zukerman; a special performance in 2005 as the only guest artist at the Opening Gala Concert of the XVth International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, where he was also a member of the jury; and on Chopin’s 200th Birthday, March 1st, 2010, he played at the Gala Concert the Concerto in f-minor with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century under the direction of Frans Bruggen at the Warsaw National Opera Theatre.

Dang Thai Son is frequently invited to give master classes 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.

During the 2012-2013 season, Dang Thai Son toured around the world with an ambitious program of all five Beethoven’s piano concertos, the Beethoven Marathon. This colossal project was considered the most significant since his winning at the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1980.