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Above and Below the Waves by Devon Packer
May 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am – May 16, 2021 @ 11:30 pm
Information : Piano performances by Devon Packer. a 15 year-old pianists/composer from Montreal. First piece is “La Cathédrale Engloutie” by Clause Debussy. Second piece is Devon’s own composition “On the Waves”. (Rated: For all audiences. Duration: 12:43)
About the artist:
Devon Packer has been studying piano at the McGill Conservatory of Music since the
age of 5. His first major performance was at the age of 7 when he debuted as a
soloist with the Orchestre Symphonique de l’Isle playing Haydn’s “Divertimento in
C Major”. He has appeared at multiple venues in Canada, Europe, and the United
States. Most recently, he has performed at New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall.
Devon appeared at the Just for Laughs festival in 2016 and again in 2017, performing
as both a soloist and accompanist to other artists, at the Gala de Ouf/Kids’ Cabaret. He
has appeared on screen as Ben Stiller’s piano prodigy son in the film Brad’s Status as
well as Moishe in the stage production, Queen of Chesed at Théâtre Outremont.
Devon is currently exploring the world of composition. He had his first composition
published in 2015 called “The Fantastical World of Camelot”. Since then, he has been
studying composition at the Purcell School of Composition in the UK. This year alone
he has been shortlisted in two international composition competitions, being the only
finalist to represent Canada. This week he won the Young Adjudicator’s Award in the
Commonwealth International Composition Award. He also received High Mention for
the grand prize.
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