Montréal-based composer Keiko Devaux (b. 1982) has had works performed in Canada, France, Germany, Italy and the United States by various ensembles, including Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, musica assoluta, Ensemble Arkea, Quartetto Prometeo, Ensemble Wapiti, Ensemble Molinari, Trio Fibonacci, Jasper String Quartet, and Rolston String Quartet. Devaux has won numerous prizes and awards, including the Jan V. Matejcek New Classical Music Award (2019), the Rotary Club Siena Award (2018), the OUM composition prize (2016 and 2018) and the Jury and Public prizes of the Accès Arkea competition (2017).
Her composition Ebb, premiered by Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, was nominated in the New Work category of the 2017-2018 Opus awards, and her work Ombra was a finalist for the Prix du CALQ – OEuvres de la relève à Montréal in the same year. In 2019 she won the inaugural Azrieli Commission for Canadian Music. From 2016 to 2018, Devaux was the composer in residence with Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne.