Past Event


October 12, 2016
12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
12-1pm | Garden Room 2 | Faculty House | 64 Morningside Dr.

 Come join us in the Garden Room at Faculty House, where Students and Music Associates from Columbia University's Music Performance Program will be showcased in a noontime recital series.


Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata in A-flat major, op. 110 
Felix Mendelssohn - Song Without Words, op. 19 no. 1
Frederic Chopin - Etude in A minor, op. 25 no. 11
Alban Berg - Sonata, op. 1 
Frederic Chopin - Ballade No. 4 in F minor 


Nineteen-year-old Dean Deng first started playing the piano twelve years ago, and has since earned various awards and accolades. Most recently, he has won first prize at the 2015 International Virtuoso Competition, and was a finalist in the 2014 New York International Piano Competition. Dean is a graduate of the Precollege Division of the Manhattan School of Music, where he began studying with Maria Asteriadou. He has appeared as a soloist with orchestras including the Manhattan School Repertory Orchestra, Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic, and the Kutztown University Orchestra.

Dean is also an enthusiast of new music. From 2012 to 2014, he was an active member of Face the Music, a new music ensemble based in New York. As part of Face the Music, he has been featured with the International Contemporary Ensemble on WQXR. Dean is a composer as well, and has performed his works with groups such as the String Orchestra of Brooklyn.

Dean is currently a sophomore at Columbia University, where he studies computer science. 

All events are sponsored by Columbia University's Music Performance Program and are free and open to the public.

Mid-Day Music @ Columbia offers live music to a general audience, following the tradition established by Aaron Warner and Isidor Isaac Rabi, great lovers of music whose memories live on at Faculty House.