About (long biography here)

Alex Ho is a British-Chinese composer based in London. One of the Royal Philharmonic Society's RPS Composers 2021/22, 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, National Opera Studio, Music Theatre Wales, London Sinfonietta, Roderick Williams, Voces 8, and National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. His works have been heard in venues across the UK, Canada, France, Italy, Germany and China, on platforms including SoundState Festival (Southbank Centre, London), Sound Unbound (Barbican Centre, London), Hearing China (Shanghai Symphony Hall, Shanghai), Chinese Arts Now (LSO St. Luke's, London), nonclassical (London), Oxford Lieder Festival, and BBC Late Junction. Alex was one of Sound and Music's 'New Voices 2018', a Help Musicians UK Fusion Fund Artist in 2019, an LSO 'Soundhub' composer 2018-2020, and winner of the George Butterworth Award 2020. Alex currently serves as Artist-in-Residence at Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier and co-director of Tangram, a collective of composers and performers of Chinese and western instruments who are recipients of Jerwood Arts' Live Work Fund 2021 and Genesis Foundation's Kickstarter Fund 2021.

Alex studied Music at Oxford University and graduated with first-class honours before completing a master’s in composition at Cambridge University where he was awarded the Arthur Bliss Prize for his final portfolio that attained the highest mark across the university. He is studying for a doctorate at the Royal College of Music with a full AHRC scholarship (LAHP Studentship supported by RCM). Alex is hugely grateful for the support he has received to further his development from Arts Council England, Help Musicians UK, PRS Foundation, RVW Trust, Fidelio Charitable Trust, Garrick Charitable Trust, The Cockayne Foundation, Les Azuriales Opera Trust, and Susie Thompson.

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photo credit: Kevin Leighton