Yue Deng
Status: Member
Member Since: June 29, 2010
Last Visit:June 29, 2010

Yue Deng

Yue Deng was born in Hebei, China. At the age of eight, she won First Prize in the National Violin Competition in China. She received her B.M. from the Oberlin Conservatory, and her M.M. from the Juilliard School. For two summers, 1998 and 1999, she attended the Music Academy of the West, studying under Zvi Zeitlin. In December 1999, she played concerts at Carnegie Hall with the New York String Seminar Orchestra. In 2003, she performed with Roger Kellaway and Bill Charlap at Birdland. Gene Lees wrote an essay about her in his book “Friends Along the Way”, which was published by Yale University Press. She was the concertmaster and soloist for the Henry Mancini Institute in 2002 and 2003. Roger Kellaway arranged and wrote an album for her “Both Sides Now”. In 2006, she was the featured soloist in the tribute concert for John Williams and Ginny Mancini at Kodak theater. As a recording artist, she has recorded with Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow, Diana Krall, Josh Groban, Johnny Mandel, Willy Nelson and Dionne Warwick, and on movie scores such as Invictus (2009) and In Her Sleep (2008). Her album with Jean-Yves Thibaudet titled “Ogermann: Violin and Piano works” was released on Decca in 2007. She served on the jury for the strings competition hosted by American String Teachers Association and the Second and the Third Annual Henry Schwab Ventura County Violin Competition. Yue is an active member of American Federation of Musicians, American String Teacher's Association and Music Teacher's Association of California.