Fourteen-year-old Devin Huang is a Grade 9 student at Sacred Heart School of Halifax and has been a student of Prof. Lynn Stodola since 2016. Since being introduced to piano at the age of seven, he has shown great enthusiasm towards piano performance, both solo and chamber.

In August 2020, Devin was named by CBC Music on the Canada’s hot “30 under 30” classical Musicians. He was interviewed by CBC Radio one and his video was broadcasted by CBC TV News also presented on social media by CBC Music. Devin has been a regular participant in numerous Nova Scotia Kiwanis Music Festivals, placing first in all of his classes and winning several named prizes and scholarships, including the prestigious President’s Cup for the past two years as well as the Dr. Piano and Yamaha Canada Rose Bowl in 2020 and 2021. He has also been the Junior Piano prize winner at the Nova Scotia Provincial Finals in 2018 and 2019 as well as winner of the Nova Scotia Registered Teachers’ Association Scholarship Competition in both Senior and Advanced Divisions (2020 and 2021). He has been a National Finalist for the Canadian Music Competition, 2017-2019, winning first prize each year in his age category as well as the overall Grand Prize in all instruments, age 11 - 14 in 2018.

In October 2019, Devin had the honour to be invited to play at the Lieutenant Governor’s House which was recorded for Eastlink television. The same year he was featured soloist with Nova Sinfonia, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto K. 488, and made his recital debut on the Cecilia Concert Series. In November 2020, Devin was invited by Scotia Festival of Music to present a solo recital in their 2020/2021 Chamber Music Series at the Peggy Corkum Music Room. Devin was honoured and proud to be the first recipient of the newly established Peggy Corkum Piano Scholarship, generated by Musique Royale. He was featured by Musuqie Royale on their 35th Summer Festival by a virtual concert released in August 2020. Devin has received tremendous support from the music community, receiving awards from the Halifax Ladies’ Musical Club and scholarships from the Nova Scotia Talent Trust. The generosity and support of these organizations continue to inspire Devin to strive to become a professional pianist.

 

Semi-Final 
Prelude and Fugue No. 4 in c-sharp minor, BWV 849 Johann Sebastian Bach
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1
Sonata No. 23 in f minor, Opus. 57 ("Appassionata") Ludwig van Beethoven
Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Opus 38 Frédéric Chopin
Deux Etudes de Sonorite François Morel
No. 2, Vif
Final
Impromptu in F-Sharp Major, Opus 36 Frédéric Chopin
Scherzo in c-sharp minor, Opus 39, No. 3 Frédéric Chopin
Ten Preludes, Opus 23 Sergei Rachmaninoff
No. 4 in D Major
No. 7 in c minor
Sonata No. 3 in a minor Sergei Prokofiev