Prof. Zhuorui DENG

Assistant Professor (Teaching)

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DENG Zhuorui is currently serving as an Assistant Professor (Teaching) at the School of Music, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. As a Shenzhen native, DENG had gained a basic perception of music from years of immersion in the youth choir. He then spent his undergraduate study at the China Conservatory of Music and received long-term guidance from Prof. WU Lingfen. DENG later completed his master's degree in conducting under the tutelage of the legendary maestro Gustav Meier and Marin Alsop.

Since 2012, DENG has been successively shortlisted for the China Taipei Bach Festival and the Hong Kong Singfest directed by Helmuth Rilling, in which he successfully performed the cantatas by Bach, Haydn, and Mozart. Subsequently, Deng was invited to serve as the choral master for major works including Beethoven's Symphony No.9 and Britten's Spring Symphony for leading orchestras. From 2011 to 2015, he engaged in several opera productions, including Wisteria FlowerDon Pasquale of Zheng Xiaoying Opera Center, Die FledermausFarewell to Cambridge, and Red River Valley of the Opera Department of China Conservatory of Music.

During his term as the assistant conductor of Peabody Opera, he put Così fan tutteStreet ScenesHansel und Gretel, and Don Giovanni on stage, and assisted the guest conductors including Markus Stenz and Mario Venzago for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He later served as the assistant conductor of Don Giovanni produced by the National Center for Performing Arts in 2018. He was the "Beethoven Prize" winner of the International Opera Conducting Competition in Prague in 2016 and was invited to conduct the opening ceremony of the Czech European Music Academy and several season concerts of the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in the following year. In 2018, he conducted the opening concert of the very first edition of the China Choral Directors Association with the Harmonia Choir.