Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Singapore International Piano Festival (Dang Thai Son)


In a blink of eyes, half of 2018 has passed. Time just slipped thorough our fingers. I've been focusing on my neck & shoulder recovery and piano practicing for the first half of this year, and I'm glad I finally see improvements in both my recovery and piano! This injury of mine has limited my daily activities and I can't overwork myself even a tiny bit (there was once I ran a little extra 5 mins on treadmill and it hurt like crazy!). It was frustrating at first, but I realized the more relaxed I am, the more works I can achieve in a day.

My boyfriend told me not to write blog anymore, but I want to. So for the second half of the year, I am aiming to write 1 blog post a week (or at least 3 blog posts a month).

Okay back to the topic, I flew across the countries on the 10th of this month and blessed with the opportunity to attend a world-class pianist's piano recital in Singapore! The legendary Vietnamese pianist Dang Thai Son, first-prize winner of the 1980 Chopin International Piano Competition!

It was the 26th Singapore International Piano Festival, I stumbled across this on Facebook and booked the tickets to his concert right away. I wished I could go to Martha Argerich's and Seong Jin Cho's concert too but well, I gotta choose only one, and I'm glad I chose his. 


Before the concert started, we took the opportunities to take a few shots in front of the beautiful concert building -  Victoria Concert Hall; oh my don't we have this in Malaysia?

Always grateful he's with me at every music occasions.

Right before the concert started!

(pic credit: sgpianofest FB)

He performed beautiful works by Schubert, Paderewski, Liszt & Chopin.

(pic credit: sgpianofest FB)

(pic credit: sgpianofest FB)

I may sound exaggerate but this is the first concert that I actually learn something from, I guess it's because he's a legendary pianist? At first I questioned myself to be too crazy to fly across the country for just a piano recital but it turned out to be way more beneficial to me than I've expected. I am writing here hoping performance on that night will stay forever in my memories.  

(pic credit: sgpianofest FB)

Such a humble man!

(pic credit: sgpianofest FB)

Look at the crazy crowd after the concert, I was one of them lol!

A total starstruck moment!

I did tour around Singapore with the guide of our friend, so stay tune for my Singapore travel posts! Off to practice for now, till next time! 

love, Emma


  1. You must be really happy to finally meet Dang Thai Son your idol! :)