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Hailed by Los Angeles Times “Superb young violinist Yue Deng … “Yue has been featured as the cover story in the Ventana Magazine, Ventura County Stars, Ojai Valley News. CCTV – China Central Television made a documentary about her, and she was selected as one of China's most outstanding young artist of the year. Gene Lees wrote an essay about her in his book “Friends Along the Way”, which was published by Yale University Press.
Yue Deng was born in Hebei, China. At the age of 8, she won First Prize in the National Violin Competition in China. She won the special Judge's Prize at the First Triennial Johansen International Competiton, with a laureate at the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition. As a recording artist, Yue has recorded with Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow, Diana Krall, Josh Groban, Johnny Mandel, Willy Nelson and Dionne Warwick, Her album with renowned French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet titled “Ogermann: Violin and Piano works” was released on Decca in 2007. Grammy Award winner Roger Kellaway arranged and wrote an album for her “Both Sides Now”.Yue has performed in Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Birdland, and Disney Concert Hall.
Yue has taught at Juilliard Pre-College, Westmont College, and Music Academy of the West (Merit Program), Westmont College. She has given Masterclasses at Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Zhe Jiang Conservatory of Music, Tai Zhou University, and University of Shijiazhuang. Her students have been concertmasters and winners of the concerto competitions in the Santa Barbara and Ojai Youth Symphonies, as well as the Henry Schwab Violin competitions.
Yue was accepted as a full scholarship student to attend the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing when she was 9. She obtained her B.M. from the Oberlin Conservatory under Taras Gabora, and her M.M. from the Juilliard School under Dorothy Delay and Hyo Kang. Yue currently holds the position as Artist-in-Residence at the University of Alberta.