Dongni Xie

Piano Instructor

Born in China, Dongni Xie has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, most notably in Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Chateau de Fontainebleau (France), Gijon City Hall (Spain), and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. She was the featured artist at the Imago Sloveniae, Festival ARTIS, and August Music Festival in London. Xie performed with the Debut Concert Orchestra and opened the 2017-2018 season of the Boulder Symphony Orchestra. Moreover, she has been invited to give lectures at El Paso University and Huzhou Normal University (China) and master class at Steinway Hall Plano.

As the founder and pianist of In6ix, a sextet combining both jazz and classical styles, Xie successfully led her group giving concerts and master classes at the 2019 Jazz Music Season in Shanghai Conservatory of Music and Zhejiang Conservatory of Music.

Besides concertizing, Xie won many competitions, including the Gold Medalist in the West Virginia International, Young Texas Artist, Odyssiad International, Esabel Scionti and others. She is a prize winner in Memphis International Piano Competition, Carmel International Piano Competition, Lewisville Lake Symphony International Piano Competition, Young Chang Piano Competition (Korea) and the BMC Zimmerli International Competition, among others.

Xie obtained her doctoral degree in piano performance under the guidance of Dr. Pamela Mia Paul at the University of North Texas where she held a teaching fellowship. She received her B.M. at Shanghai Conservatory of Music with Chen Jiang, M.M. at Peabody Conservatory of Music with Yong Hi Moon, and Graduate Certificate at the University of Southern California with Norman Krieger. Xie is a piano adjunct at Tarrant County College.