Corina Deng Canada, 12, Junior

Corina Deng began playing the violin at the age of three and currently studies with Jaime Laredo and Jan Sloman at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She previously studied with Nicholas Wright in the Vancouver Academy of Music. Corina won 1st place in the Canadian National Music Competition in 2014 and 2017. She made her orchestral debut aged eight and gave her first recital aged ten. She also enjoys playing duos with her sister and chamber music under the tutelage of the members of the Cleveland Orchestra. Corina is currently a 7th grade student in Shaker Heights Middle School.

I’m honored to be participating in the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021! The Competition has always been a great influence and inspiration to me, and I believe I’ll learn many crucial lessons which will help me develop as both a person and a musician. I’m very much looking forward to the event and I hope to see you there!


Junior First Round
  • Kreisler Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3
  • Mozart Violin Sonata in E minor, K. 304
  • Rode Caprice No. 4 in E minor from 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 22
  • Telemann Fantasia for Solo Violin, No. 10 in D Major, TWV 40:23
Junior Semi Final
  • Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 5
  • Ravel Tzigane
  • Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Fantasy for Solo Violin