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#1807004 - 12/16/11 03:11 AM Interview with Int'l Chopin Competition Winner/judge
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Registered: 09/29/07
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Hi Everyone,

Here is my interview with 1980 Chopin Competition First Prize winner, and current jury member, Dang Thai Son. He was the winner of the competition that ultimately made Ivo Pogorelich famous.
I asked him about Chopin, Daniil Trifonov, Ingolf Wunder, Vladimir Horowitz, Lang Lang, and his views on the Pogorelich controversy.

Thanks for reading, as always smile

http://www.examiner.com/piano-in-san-francisco/interview-with-pianist-dang-thai-son-part-i

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#1807034 - 12/16/11 05:48 AM Re: Interview with Int'l Chopin Competition Winner/judge [Re: vlhorowitz]
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Enjoyable read. Thanks for posting the link!

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#1807120 - 12/16/11 10:32 AM Re: Interview with Int'l Chopin Competition Winner/judge [Re: vlhorowitz]
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Fascinating!

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#1807217 - 12/16/11 02:43 PM Re: Interview with Int'l Chopin Competition Winner/judge [Re: vlhorowitz]
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Thank you! I look forward to reading the second half.

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#1807396 - 12/16/11 10:02 PM Re: Interview with Int'l Chopin Competition Winner/judge [Re: vlhorowitz]
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That was great fun to read! I was amazed to hear that the Chopin competition was his first-ever public recital!! wow
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#1808264 - 12/18/11 06:16 PM Re: Interview with Int'l Chopin Competition Winner/judge [Re: Monica K.]
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Yeah, I was pretty shocked to hear that. What an incredible talent. The next part will be posted later in the week and should be more interesting...

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#1808309 - 12/18/11 08:10 PM Re: Interview with Int'l Chopin Competition Winner/judge [Re: vlhorowitz]
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Thank you for posting this interesting interview. He came in Macedonia several times! We enjoyed his recitals very much. I'm looking forward to the second part of the interview.

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#1810169 - 12/21/11 06:30 PM Re: Interview with Int'l Chopin Competition Winner/judge [Re: vlhorowitz]
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Good stuff! Thanks for doing these interviews!!
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#1810193 - 12/21/11 07:12 PM Re: Interview with Int'l Chopin Competition Winner/judge [Re: vlhorowitz]
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Thanks for doing these interviews. They make great reads and great insight.

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#1810716 - 12/22/11 03:22 PM Re: Interview with Int'l Chopin Competition Winner/judge [Re: vlhorowitz]
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Hey,

Thank you guys for reading and for the kind remarks. It's a great pleasure listening to what these talents have to say about their craft. Each one offers something a bit different.

I just published Part II in another thread; but you can also find it here. Should be more interesting than the first installment.
http://www.examiner.com/piano-in-san-francisco/interview-with-pianist-dang-thai-son-part-ii

Have a safe and wonderful holiday smile

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#1810752 - 12/22/11 05:09 PM Re: Interview with Int'l Chopin Competition Winner/judge [Re: vlhorowitz]
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Thank you for the post. It is a pleasure to gain this fascinating insight, from such an accomplished pianist.
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