It is always enjoyable to know of highly accomplished people from one's own country of origin. Dang Thai Son (Vietnamese: Đặng Thái Sơn) (born 1958, Hanoi, Vietnam) is a Vietnamese-Canadian classical pianist. He is known for being the first Asian pianist to win the prestigious International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in 1980. He is playing Chopin's Ballade No. 1.