Tong-Bai Deng was born in 2008 in Chicago and started his piano studies at age of 6 years old with Ms. Ludmilla Derka. At the age of 7 he won first place at 48th Grandquist Music Piano Competition in Chicago and in the following two years he received the first places at the same competition in the higher age divisions.
In 2018 he wins 1st Place at The 4th United States Virtuoso ArtistsInternational Piano Competition in Dayton, Ohio, performing at the Schuster Concert Hall/ Wright State University, Ohio( age 8-9 category).
In 2019 Tong-Bai was invited to participate and to perform at the Philadelphia International Music Festival.
In 2018- 2019 Tong-Bai took private lessons from Dr. Sung Hoon Mo at the Music Institute of Chicago and since 2019 began to study with Dr. Svetlana Smolina.
In 2020 Tong-Bai won the First Prize in the Performance Group at 2020 Art Star Youth Performance of China 华夏之星青少年艺术展评(钢琴考级曲专项赛)and also won 2nd prize at the Colibri International Arts Competition for Young Performers in Los Angeles, CA ( age 12-14 group).
In 2021 Tong-Bai wins the First Prize and a Russian Music Award at the Triumph Music Festival in Philadelphia, PA. (age 12-14 group) and is invited to play at Winners Recital at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia.
In 2021 Tong-Bai won the First Prize at the Colibri International Arts Competition for Young Performers in Los Angeles, CA ( age 12-14 group).
You can find Tong-Bai’s 2021 International Piano Competition performance here.