Saturday March 9 2024, 11:00 AM

Devin Huang

Cecilia's Retreat
Saturday 9 March – 11:00 AM

$35 in advance. Admission by advance reservation, please email


Devin Huang


Musique Royale is delighted to welcome pianist Devin Huang to give a solo piano concert at Cecilia’s Retreat in Mahone Bay on Saturday March 9th at 11 am. Devin is seventeen years old, and in Grade 12 at Sacred Heart School in Halifax, studying with Prof. Lynn Stodola since 2016. Since then, he has rose up as one of Canada’s finest young pianists, with a serious dedication to his craft. Last summer Devin won an array of prizes at the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals National Competition including taking home the major Grand Award. Devin is well known to Musique Royale audiences for his electrifying performances, and in 2023 he was awarded the Peggy Corkum/Musique Royale Legacy Award. Devin’s program will feature works by Beethoven, Ravel and Chopin.


Sonata No. 23 Op. 57 “Appassionata” - L. van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

  • Allegro assai
  • Andante con moto
  • Allegro ma non troppo - presto

“Ondine” from Gaspard de la nuit - M. Ravel (1875 - 1937)

Berceuse - F. Chopin (1810 - 1849)

Etude Op. 25 No. 6 - F. Chopin

Etude Op. 10 No. 4 - F. Chopin

About the Artist

Seventeen-year-old Devin Huang is a Grade 12 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.

Devin had a very exciting and successful summer competing in one of the prestigious National competitions: Representing Nova Scotia at the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals National Competition (FCMF) in August 2023. Devin won the First Prize in the Emerging Artist Piano Division and went on to compete in the Grand Award Competition with the other Emerging Artist winners from other disciplines. He was declared the Grand Award Winner.

Devin won the Debut Atlantic Musical Excellence in 2023 and 2022. He has given recitals following the winning in New Brunswick and PEI invited by Debut Atlantic.

In 2021, Devin won the First Prize in the Emerging Artist Piano Division at FCMF. He represented the Nova Scotia Registered Music Teachers’ Association at the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association Piano Competition in July 2021. He won the Third Prize as well as the Chopin Award for the best performance of a work by Chopin. 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 as well as on social media by CBC Music. Devin has been a regular participant in numerous Nova Scotia Kiwanis Music Festivals, winning several named prizes and scholarships, including the prestigious President’s Cup for four years as well as the Dr. Piano and Yamaha Canada Rose Bowl in 2023, 2021 and 2020. 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.

Devin has given solo piano recitals numerous times invited by institutions such as Debut Atlantic, Cecilia Concert, the Lieutenant Governor’s House, Scotia Festival of Music, and Musique Royale. He has played solo with Nova Sinfonia, Chebucto Symphony Orchestra and joint concerts by Nova Scotia Symphonia and Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra. Devin has been awarded scholarships from various organizations such as Nova Scotia Talent Trust, Debut Atlantic, Doctor Piano, Nova Scotia Kiwanis Music Festivals etc. The generosity and support of these organizations continue to inspire Devin to become a passionate pianist.