JunZhao Deng: Piano

Bachelor of Music, Music Education, Xinghai Conservatory of Music

Master of Music, Piano Performance, Kent State University

JunZhao Deng, a native of Guangzhou, China, began studying piano at the age of 7 years old. He received his master’s degree in piano performance from Kent State University, while studying under Dr. Donna Lee, and his bachelor’s degree in music education from Xinghai Conservatory of Music, while studying under XiaoMin Ren, NanNan Xie and Dr. Hua Qiao.

JunZhao has performed in various locations in the USA and in China, including at Kent State University’s open house and the Poly Real Estate Group Company in China. He has also performed in masterclasses with great pianists such as Cahill Smith, faculty at Lee University. JunZhao has also competed in prestigious piano competitions in China such as the Hong Kong Piano Association International Piano Competition and the DeYiShuangQing Piano Competition. He was a finalist in both competitions, and the winner of the Guangzhou Golden Award in 2006 and 2008.  

JunZhao has been teaching privately for 10 years. His favorite part of teaching is watching his students grow as a musician.