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, Tasmania. 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 won the 2010 Australian Big Ben Award for outstand Chinese youth after a two year selection
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 has also received Fulbright and Churchill fellowships to perform and study in the USA (Manhattan School of Music, Phillip Kawin) and South Africa (University of Cape Town, Lamar Crowson).
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 asoloist 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.
Shan is currently Lecturer in piano and co-ordinator of the keyboard department. She is in demand around the world as a concert artist, teacher and adjudicator.