2019/2020 Concerto Competition Winner

Alex Yang, Piano

Alex Yang, Piano

Ten-year-old Alex Yang is a grade five student at Halifax Grammar School, and has been a student of ProfessorLynn Stodola since 2015.  In the 2019 Halifax Kiwanis Music Festival, Alex won First Place in each of his six senior level piano classes, and was invited to perform at the Festival’s Gala, where he received the Gordon Murray Rising Star Award for the second consecutive year.  As a result of his outstanding performance in the Festival, he will receive the Halifax Ladies’ Music Club Junior Award at their annual post-festival recital this June.  

 He was a Bronze Prize winner in the 2017 Canadian Music Competition (CMC) National Final, and a Silver Prize winner in the 2018 CMC with an exceptional mark of 95%.  This June, 2019, he will be competing again as a CMC National Finalist in both Piano and Violin, to be held in Calgary, Alberta. 

 Alex has been an RCM Gold Medalist (Atlantic Region) in both Piano and Violin, and winner of numerous Nova Scotia Registered Music Teachers Association (NSRMTA) trophies and Scholarship Competitions in piano and violin.  As one of the youngest Nova Scotia Talent Trust Scholarship recipients in 2017 and 2018, he was invited to perform in recital at Government House on their Music on Tuesday Series.  As a composition student of Dr. Lorna Wanzel, Alex recently won First Prize in the 2019 NSRMTA Composition Competition.  

Alex enjoys musicals, such as “West Side Story” and “The Lion King”, etc. In addition to music, He likes playing tennis and computer coding.

Alex will be performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1, Op.15 on November 21st, 2019!
Music Director: Peter Oleskevich
Location: Faith Tabernacle Church (6225 Summit Street, Halifax, NS)
Time: 7:30pm