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About (long biography here)

Winner of the UK Critics' Circle Young Artist Award 2021 for his "compelling and individual" works, Alex Ho is a British-Chinese composer based in London whose music and stageworks have been described as “menacing and poetic" (The Guardian), "important and impressive" (Opera Today), and a "fresh, different idea that captured the imagination" (Scottish New Music Awards 2021). Alex is Artist-in-Residence at Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier and Associate Composer at Oxford International Song Festival. His music theatre piece, Untold, co-created with Olivier-nominated choreographer Julia Cheng, premiered at Concertgebouw Brugge and O. Festival Rotterdam in Spring 2023 and won the FEDORA Opera Prize 2023 for a "bold and moving creation". Alex is supported by Glyndebourne Opera's 3-year Balancing the Score residency programme.


Alex has had pieces performed/commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, BBC Radio 3, Royal Opera House, Het Concertgebouw, National Opera Studio, Music Theatre Wales, London Sinfonietta, Riot Ensemble, Roderick Williams, VOCES8, and National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. His works have featured in venues across the UK, Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Canada, USA and China, on platforms including SoundState Festival (Southbank Centre, London), Sound Unbound (Barbican Centre, London), Hearing China (Shanghai Symphony Hall, Shanghai), nonclassical (London), Cheltenham Music Festival, and BBC Late Junction. Alex is co-director of Tangram, a collective of composers and performers of Chinese and western instruments who are Associate Artists at LSO St Luke's.​ Alex graduated from Oxford and Cambridge universities and is completing a doctorate at the Royal College of Music with a full AHRC scholarship.

See List of Works.

photo credit: James Bellorini
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