Alice Ho

hopingyee
Region: Ontario
Alice Ho

Profile Type: Performer
I Play: Piano

Biography:

Alice Ho is a Hong Kong-born Canadian composer acclaimed for her “distinctly individual” style and “organic flow of imagination.” Considered “among the most important composers writing in this country” (D. Ariaratnam, The Record), she has written in many musical genres and received numerous awards including 2013 Dora Mavor Moore Award (“Lesson of Da Ji” for Outstanding Original Opera), Winnipeg Symphony Canadian Composers Competition, MACRO International Composition Competition, Boston Metro Opera International Composition Competition, Luxembourg International Composition Prize, Hunter’s Award “Best Classical Composer”, and International League of Women Composers Competition.

Often performed at notorious new music festivals such as ISCM World Music Days, ACL New Music Festivals, Ottawa Chamber Fest, Demarks' CRUSH New Music Festival; her works have also been played by major ensembles and soloists including the China National Symphony, Polish Radio Choir, Finnish Lapland Chamber Orchestra , Esprit Orchestra, the Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Victoria Symphonies, Luxembourg Sinfonietta, Amsterdam’s Neuw Ensemble, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Penderecki String Quartet, percussionists Sumire Yoshihara and Beverley Johnston, violist Rivka Golani, and St. John's Duo Concertante. Her discography includes releases on the Centrediscs, Blue Griffin, Electra and Phoenix labels.

Ms. Ho holds a Bachelor of Music degree in composition with high distinction from Indiana University and a Master of Music degree in composition from the University of Toronto. As a noted classical pianist, Ms Ho had performed in many new music festivals, including a solo piano recital recorded by CBC Radio 2 in which she premiered Tan Dun’s solo piano work “Traces II”.

www.alicepingyeeho.com

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