Son was the winner at the 10th edition of the event in 1980.

According to the Fryderyk Chopin Institute, over 500 young artists, with half of them from Asia, have registered for this year’s competition.

Pianist Dang Thai Son

A committee will select one third of the candidates eligible to participate in the preliminary round in April, which will select 80 artists to perform at the competition from October 2-21.

The winner of the 17th competition was Cho Seong-Jin from the Republic of Korea.

Initiated in 1927 in Poland’s capital Warsaw, the world-renowned competition is held every five years for contestants aged between 16 and 30. It always draws a large number of pianists from Asian countries.

Source: VNA