Originally from China, Dongni Xie is a first-prize winner of many international piano competitions, including the International Keyboard Odyssiad Competition, West Virginia International Piano Competition, and Texas Young Artists. She is in demand around the globe, having performed in notable venues such as Carnegie Hall, Château de Fontainebleau (France), Dream Forest Arts Center (South Korea), Gijon City Hall (Spain), and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (United States). Ms. Xie has been praised for her “bold and riveting” (Peninsula) and “bravura performance…mature and relaxed, perfectly in line with its composer’s presumed intention” (Herald Tribune). She has appeared as soloist playing with orchestras in California and Colorado, and boasts appearances as featured artist at many international music festivals.
Ms. Xie is a leader in the interplay between classical and modern music, and founded In6ix, a sextet combining jazz and classical styles. She led her group on tour throughout China in 2019. Recently, she also founded the concert series Live! Again based out of Dallas and Houston. Ms. Xie seeks to bring a unique way to experience new music and modern arts through all of her performances.