Digital Concert - Masterworks 3: Starry, Starry Night


A concert that becomes more out-of-this-world with each passing moment, the NSO is delighted to welcome 11-year old Ryan Huang – international and Canadian Music Competition grand prize winner and piano prodigy who will take the stage to perform Mendelssohn’s G-minor Concerto.

The concert also includes three short pieces: Unexpectedly Absent (J. Lawlor); Pirate Waltz (A. Gosse) and Eine kleine Nachtmusik (W. A. Mozart) which are part of a Science and the Symphony Project. These will be conducted by our RBC Emerging Artist Conductor Fellow Jack Etchegary.

The concert continues in the second half as the NSO performs Holst’s masterpiece The Planets, with VERY special guests CALOS Youth Orchestra. We are delighted to welcome our friends at CALOS under the direction of Grant Etchegary back to the NSO stage for this side-by-side concert.

A night that will not soon be forgotten! Get your digital tickets today for this digital presentation, premiering May 20th, 2022 – Tickets available at  This concert is presented by the Delta Hotel.


About Ryan Huang

Ryan Huang is an 11-year-old student of Dr. Olga Chichova at Canada Academy of Music and Arts. He is the Laureate of many international piano competitions: 1st Prize, XXII ‘The Nutcracker’ International Televised Music Competition (Russia); 1st Prize, Young Euregio Piano Award IPC (Germany); 1st Prize, WPTA Finland IPC (Finland); Grand Prize, The  Future Star IPC by Connecticut Chopin Foundation (USA), 1st Prize, Sound Espressivo IPC (USA), 1st Prize/Overall Award Steinway & Son Junior Competition(Canada); 2nd Prize, 27th  Youth Chopin IPC (Poland); Grand Prize, Canadian Music Competition (Canada), Grand Prize (Signatory Award), GOCAA IPC (USA), 3rd prize Jeune Chopin IPC (Switzerland)  etc. In July 2019, his first solo concert ‘Sounds of Summer by Ryan Huang’ was held in prestigious Shanghai Symphony Hall. He has performed with Moscow Symphony Orchestra in Russia, Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra in China, Tarnow Chamber Orchestra in Poland, Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra in Canada, OCMS Symphony Orchestra in Canada, Napoli Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in Italy, and more.

Ryan also enjoys playing violin, guitar, chess and hockey. Ryan likes math and language arts.

About CALOS Youth Orchestras

CALOS Youth Orchestra is proud to be entering its 4th season of operation. Formerly known as the Newfoundland Symphony Youth Orchestra, the organization comprises young instrumentalists from St. John’s and surrounding communities on the Northeast Avalon including the Clarenville area. With participants ranging in age from 11 to 25, CALOS is the largest and foremost training program for young orchestrals instrumentalists in the province. Led by Artistic Director Grant Etchegary, CALOS offers three sequentially structured orchestras, the String Orchestra, Concert Orchestra and Senior Orchestra, and four beginner programs in oboe, bassoon, French horn, viola, and double bass. CALOS provides both high-quality and accessible orchestra and ensemble experiences. The organization also provides public, competitive, and outreach performance opportunities for its membership.


Ryan Huang, piano

Video of our Guest Artist

Calos Youth Orchestra