About (long biography here)

Alex Ho (b.1993) is a British-Chinese composer based in London whose music and stageworks have been described as “menacing and poetic" (The Guardian) and a "remarkable experience" (Schmopera). Featured as a BBC Music Magazine Rising Star 2022, Alex most recently won the Critics' Circle Young Artist Award and has been announced as Artist-in-Residence at Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier and Associate Composer at Oxford Lieder Festival. Alex's first (anti-)opera, Untold, won the George Butterworth Award 2020 for "an outstanding new work", and his music theatre piece, Breathe and Draw, was shortlisted for a Scottish New Music Award 2021 and lauded as “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, 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, France, Italy, Germany, 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), 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 completing a doctorate at the Royal College of Music with an AHRC scholarship.

See List of Works.

Alex Ho - LSO Soundhub 2018_006.jpg
photo credit: Kevin Leighton