Deng was born in ChengDu, China, and started studying piano at the age of seven. During 1995-2001, he attended the middle school attached to the SiChuan Music Conservatoire, and studied with Associate-Professor Gu Xin and guest Professor William Race from The University of Texas at Austin. From 2001 to 2005, Deng has continued his studies at Auckland University, and completed his B.Mus, B.Mus(Hons) and M.Mus under Associate-Professor Tamas Vesmas. From 2006-11 Deng pursued his DMA programme under the supervision of David Guerin and Professor Robert Constable, focussing on Performance Techniques in Modern Piano Playing. During his study at Auckland University, he was awarded scholarships such as the Reardon Postgraduate Scholarship in Music, the University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship, and a University of Auckland Partnership Appeal Award. Now, Deng is working in Art Faculty, Southwest University for Nationalities, China.