Anchie Donn, Traditional Piano
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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.

Anchie’s teaching philosophy

My goal as a teacher is to work together with students in opening the door to self-discovery through learning to play and perform music. I aim to create a strong understanding of musical language based on a thorough foundation in piano technique, music theory, and interpretation. Even more, I strive to lead students in becoming more physically, emotionally, and mentally self-aware in the way they learn and play music so that they can ultimately approach learning music independently. Whether my students become amateurs or professionals, I hope to cultivate a sense of self-knowledge and also inquisitiveness that feeds a lifelong appreciation and understanding of music.

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