Dr. Wei Deng is a Chinese-Australian soloist, composer and scholar. He completed his early music education in performance at the Central Conservatorium of Music and China Conservatorium of music in Beijing, China. Graduate Diploma of Music in composition and piano at the QLd Conservatorium of Music. Master of Music in composition at the University of Tasmania and PhD at the Queensland University of Technology. Deng has completed three large dissertations and nearly 80 pieces of music, including two concertos, a music drama, three stage plays and other works for symphony orchestra, string orchestra, brass ensemble, woodwind ensemble, string quartet and piano solo, etc.
Deng was the winner of the 1984 National Instrumental Competition in China, and presented many concerts in Australia, China, Singapore, Thailand, Korea and Algeria. Deng is acknowledged as one of the finest exponents of the pipa (a
Chinese f! our stringed lute) and erhu (a two-stringed fiddle) in Australia.