Faculty A-Z

  • Donna Weng Friedman


    Performances at major concert halls and venues in the New York area, (N.Y. debut at the 92nd street Y, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall),  throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America.  Studied with Adele Marcus, Radu Lupu. Chamber music: performances with St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, Carter Brey, Ani Kavafian, David Shifrin.  Soloist with Atlantic Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Queens Symphony, Shanghai Symphony,  App Developer:, interactive classical music apps for children.  Director of masterclass program at Princeton University.  B.A. from Princeton University (University Scholar),  M.M. from the Juilliard School (Gina Bachauer and William Petschek Full Scholarship Awards).   Former Co-chair, Piano Department, Mannes Preparatory Division. Faculty, Mannes Preparatory Division since 1989.

    Degrees Held:

    B.A. Princeton University

    M.M. The Juilliard School

    Professional Affiliations:

    Princeton University:  Director of the Donna Weng Friedman '80 Masterclass Series, Music Department

    Mannes College of Music: Prep Division, Piano Faculty

    Recent Publications:  apps for childrem

    The Flight of the Bumble Bee

    The Swan

    Research Interests:

    Teaching children how to understand and connect with the inherent narrative in classical music.

    Awards And Honors:

    Princeton University:  University Scholar 1976-1980

    Juilliard School:  Gina Bachauer Piano competition,  William Petschek Full Scholarship Award


    Current Courses:

    Preparatory Instruction

    Lesson 1 hour

    Lesson 3/4 hour

    Lesson 1/2 hour