Kettering Concert 2020-09-20
Shan Deng (piano)
Sunday 20 September 2020, 3pm
Kettering Community Hall
Tickets available at the door $15 (cash only)
Stay for the post-concert afternoon tea, meet and chat with the musicians.
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
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.