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Phoebe (Modi) Deng

Phoebe (Modi) Deng is a pianist from Dunedin, New Zealand. She recently completed a Bachelor of Music with Honours with Stephen De Pledge and Rae de Lisle, and a Bachelor of English at Auckland University. In March 2018, she received first prize in the National Concerto Competition, performing Rachmaninov’s Concerto No. 3 with Benjamin Northey and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

As the 2016 and 2018 Haydn Staples Piano Scholar, Phoebe has performed concerti by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Rachmaninov and Clara Schumann with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, and collegiate orchestras. She has participated in masterclasses and lessons with artists such as Michael Houstoun, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Kathryn Stott, Stephen Hough, and Ian Jones. Her performances have been recorded for Radio NZ Concert and SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music.

Phoebe has received a variety of prizes including 2015 and 2018 Arts Blues, and being named to the Dean’s Honours List for English. She recently received a full Marsden Research grant for her Masters, and the Judith Clark Memorial Fellowship towards an overseas piano festival.

An avid chamber musician, Phoebe’s trio toured the U.K. in July 2018 as the winner of the Pettman/ROSL Arts Chamber Music Arts scholarship. They performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and at St Martin-in-the-Fields. Her trio also received the Auckland Chamber Music Society Prize last year.