About

Alex Ho (b.1993) is a British-Chinese composer based in London whose music and stageworks have been described as “a rich tapestry” and a "remarkable experience" (Schmopera). He is Artist-in-Residence at Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier and most recently has been selected for commissions from the Royal Philharmonic Society and London Philharmonic Orchestra. Alex was winner of the Arthur Bliss Prize 2017, the George Butterworth Award 2020, and shortlisted for a Scottish New Music Award 2021 for “a fresh, different idea, that captured the imagination”.

 

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, Riot Ensemble, Roderick Williams, VOCES8, and National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. His works have featured in venues across the UK, Austria, 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, 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 recipients of Jerwood Arts' Live Work Fund 2021 and Genesis Foundation's Kickstarter Fund 2021.​  Alex graduated from Oxford and Cambridge universities and is studying for a doctorate at the Royal College of Music with a full AHRC scholarship.

See Long Biography and List of Works.

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photo credit: Kevin Leighton