Anchie Donn, Traditional Piano
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Weekend Storm and Arrival Advisory

With a severe winter storm forecast to affect our area during Saturday night and Sunday, residential students are asked to postpone their return to campus to Monday afternoon or, for those whose class schedules allow, Tuesday. Students, please do not arrive on campus Sunday, and check back here throughout the storm's duration for the latest advisories. Those students whose travel arrangements do not allow for a return to campus on Monday or Tuesday will be permitted to arrive during the day on Saturday and will be able to access their residential space by ID swipe. (Please note that meal plans go into effect with the Sunday evening meal.)

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Anchie Donn

traditional piano

Fonyue "Taiwanese-American pianist Fonyue Donn, also known as Anchie, holds a Master of Music from Boston University College of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Music with highest honors from University of Michigan. Currently, she studies with Paul Rutman at The Hartt School, where she is a teaching fellow and doctoral candidate in piano performance.

Anchie is the 2011 winner of the Connecticut MTNA Competition. She is a recipient of the Claire Golenthal Goldfield Scholarship and the Evelyn Bonar Storrs Piano Scholarship from The Musical Club of Hartford. Recent performances this summer include masterclasses at the Baroque Performance Institute in Oberlin, OH on harpsichord. Anchie has also participated in the Chautauqua Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and Bowdoin International Music Festival.

Teaching Philosophy

As a piano teacher, I believe in empowering students to embark on a journey of self-discovery and musical discovery. I emphasize the step-by-step learning process to build necessary skills of musicianship, piano technique, artistry, but also learning skills, so students can develop independence. Students in my studio participate in aspects of the artistic process, from studying to performing. This cycle is essential to the growth of students as artists, learning to express their musical voice.

When she's not playing the piano, Anchie loves dancing ballet and playing the harpsichord.