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Donna Weng Friedman ’80

Donna Weng Friedman

Pianist Donna Weng Friedman enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, teacher and app developer. She is the co-creator of HER/MUSIC;HER/STORY, a new series that shines the light on women composers, past and present. Weng Friedman has appeared as recitalist at Caramoor, Symphony Hall in Shanghai, the Flagler Museum,  the 92nd St. Y, Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall and Alice Tully Hall. She has collaborated with St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, Carter Brey, Ani Kavafian, David Shifrin, Mark Peskanov, Elizabeth Mann, Amy Porter, and Paul Neubauer, and has performed as a soloist with the Atlanta, Philadelphia and Shanghai Symphony  Orchestras, to mention a few. Weng Friedman has conducted master classes at the Shanghai and Beijing conservatories and is on the faculty of the Mannes College of Music, Prep Division. She is the curator of the Donna Weng Friedman ’80 Master Class Series at Princeton and is a member of the Music Department’s Advisory Council. She received a Masters of Music Degree from the Juilliard School, where she was awarded the prestigious Gina Bachauer Award as well as the William Petschek Full Scholarship.

Events

HER/MUSIC; HER/STORY

Saturday, October 6

This program shines a light on the music and stories of great women composers, past and present. Featuring the world premiere of “I ROAR,” written in honor of She Roars.

Co-Created and Performed by Pianist, Donna Weng Friedman ’80 and Soprano, Allison Charney

Performance and discussion of “Bonfire of the Vanities”, the opera by Stefania de Kenessey *84

Followed by a Q&A with writer Royce Flippin ’80 and composer Kim D. Sherman


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