Join us for Weekly Wednesday No.16 with pianist Deng Dean.
Tickets: $15.00 Online / $20.00 At The Door
Duration: 65 min (No Intermission). Doors@7:30 pm.
BACH Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp minor, WTC BK I
BEETHOVEN Sonata in A-flat major, Op.110
Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
Scherzo: Allegro molto
Adagio ma non troppo
Fuga: Allegro ma non troppo
MENDELSSOHN Song Without Words, Op.19 No.1 in E major
ALBAN BERG Sonata, Op.1
Etude in A minor, Op.25 No.11 “Winterwind”
Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op.52
Nineteen-year-old Dean Deng first started playing the piano twelve years ago, and has since earned various awards and accolades. He has won prizes from the International Virtuoso Competition, the New Jersey Young Pianist Competition, the Long Island Conservatory Concerto Competition, the Queens Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition, the American Protégé Competition, the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, the American Fine Arts Festival Piano Competition, and the Steinway Scholarship Competition. He was also a finalist in the 2014 New York International Piano Competition.
Dean is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division, where he was the recipient of the Rosetta Goodkind, Diane Flagello, and Constance Keene scholarship awards. As an active performer, Dean has ascended to several major New York venues, such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie, Steinway Hall, and Merkin Hall. As a winner of multiple concerto competitions, he has performed the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20, Bach Piano Concerto No. 1, Beethoven Triple Concerto, Schumann Piano Concerto, and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, with multiple orchestras across the Northeast. This summer, Dean has an engagement with the Symphony Orchestra of the University of Macedonia, with which he will be performing in Thessaloniki, Greece. He is a student of Maria Asteriadou.
Since 2012, Dean has been an active member of Face the Music, New York City’s foremost teen new music ensemble, with which he has performed newly written works by distinguished living composers such as Julia Wolfe, George Lewis, and Huang Ruo. He has also been featured with the International Contemporary Ensemble on WQXR as part of Face the Music.
Dean is an accomplished composer as well. In 2011, the New York State School Music Association presented him with its Call for Compositions award for his string trio, Autumn Wind. His flute quintet, Temperament, was awarded a prize in the Young Maestro Competition in 2012 and was performed at the Baruch Performing Arts Center. Dean has performed Soliloquy, a concerto for piano and orchestra, throughout New York City with Face the Music as well as with the String Orchestra of Brooklyn.
Dean is currently a sophomore at Columbia University, where he is studying Computer Science and Mathematics.