Winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition’s Best Australian Pianist Prize, Shan Deng is a well known Australian-Chinese pianist now working in Hobart. Her successes include winning the keyboard final of the ABC Young Performer of the year award, and representing the Arts as a national finalist in the Young Australian of the Year competition. Shan has also received Churchill and Fulbright fellowships to travel and study in the USA and South Africa.
Shan’s early music studies were undertaken in the gifted children’s program at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Studying with Leah Horwitz, she obtained her Bachelor of Music at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University with first class honours and a university medal. Shan then completed a Master of Music, with a scholarship at Manhattan School of Music, where she studied under Professor Phillip Kawin.
Concert demands have taken Shan around the world, and she has performed in Australia, Asia, the USA, South Africa and Europe. She has toured overseas as a soloist with the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, and has appeared with all the Australian Symphony Orchestras. Shan has been featured in numerous Australian, Chinese and South African radio and television programs.
In 2001 Shan accepted an appointment at Conservatorium of Music, University of Tasmania, where she is currently Lecturer in Piano and co-ordinator of the keyboard department. Shan is in demand around the world as a concert artist, teacher and adjudicator.
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