Zhe Deng joined the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in 2021. Before that, he was a Section Violinist in the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Since 2016, Zhe also has been a regular substitute violinist in the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
As a soloist, he collaborated with the University of Cincinnati CCM Concert Orchestra in 2017 after placing first in the violin concerto competition. From 2017 to 2019, he gave solo performances at the China National Centre for the Performing Arts, The Concertgebouw, and Carnegie Hall.
He holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from the University of Cincinnati (CCM), where he studied under Kurt Sassmannshaus and Timothy Lees.
Zhe’s favorite composers are Brahms and Mahler. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and playing with his two cats.