Athena Deng, piano
Athena Deng commenced her piano studies at age four and is honored to be a part of the Cleveland institute of Music Junior Young Artists Program since fall of 2017, where she currently studies with Daniel Shapiro. She made her orchestral debut at age 11, playing Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major with the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra. Since then, she had performed with the Richmond Orchestra, the VMO at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, Canada, the Virginia Waring Festival Orchestra in Palm Desert, California and the Italy Perugia Music Festival Resident Orchestra. In May of 2016, Athena was the featured piano soloist of the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra and played the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major in the season finale concert. Ms. Deng has received many important prizes and has extensive training in chamber music as well, regularly playing violin-piano duos with her younger sister, Corina, and participating in the Pre-College Chamber Music program at Warner. The sisters have shared their music in many societies and benefit concerts.
Corina Deng, violin
Ms. Deng began playing the violin at the age of three and currently studies with Jaime Laredo and Jan Sloman at Cleveland Institute of Music. Her previous teachers include Nicholas Wright and Andrew Dawes. Corina won first prize in the Canada National Music Competition at age seven and made her orchestral debut at age eight with the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra in Vancouver Orpheum Theatre. She has received many important prizes. Corina is grateful to be playing on a violin generously loaned by Kenneth Warren and Son Ltd. of Chicago. In her spare time, Corina enjoys reading, ballet and playing duos with her older sister Athena Deng. The two girls have shared their music in many societies and benefit concerts.