Violinist and artist in residence at the University of Alberta

Born in Hebei, China, Yue Deng demonstrated superb talent as a violinist at a very young age, winning first prize in the National Violin Competition in China at the age of eight and accepted as a full scholarship student to attend the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing at the tender age of nine.

Yue Deng obtained her bachelor of music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory under Taras Gabora, and her masters of music degree from the Juilliard School under Dorothy Delay and Hyo Kang. She currently holds the position as artist in residence at the University of Alberta.

As a recording artist, Deng has recorded with Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow, Diana Krall, Josh Groban, Johnny Mandel, Willie Nelson and Dionne Warwick, and on movie scores such as No God No Master (featured soloist), Invictus and In Her Sleep.

Her album Ogermann: Violin and Piano works, with renowned French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, was released on Decca in 2007. Deng’s album Both Sides Now was arranged and written for her by Grammy Award-winner Roger Kellaway.

Yue Deng has performed with Michael Bublé, Bill Charlap, Dave Grusin and Randy Newman in famed concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Birdland and Disney Concert Hall.

Yue Deng is devoted to helping young musicians develop a passion for music. She has taught at Juilliard Pre-College, Westmont College and Music Academy of the West (Merit Program), and mentored underprivileged young violinists in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

She is an active member of American Federation of Musicians, American String Teacher’s Association and Music Teacher’s Association of California.

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