Vincent Ho is widely recognized as one of the most outstanding composers of his generation. His works have been hailed for their profound expressiveness and textural beauty that has audiences talking about with great enthusiasm. His many awards have included Harvard University’s Fromm Music Commission, The Canada Council for the Arts, “Robert Fleming Prize,” ASCAP’s “Morton Gould Young Composer Award,” four SOCAN Young Composers Awards, and CBC Radio’s Audience Choice Award (2009 Young Composers’ Competition).

Born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1975, Vincent Ho began his musical training through the Royal Conservatory of Music. He received his Associate Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) in 1993, his Bachelor of Music from the University of Calgary in 1998, his Master of Music degree from the University of Toronto in 2000, and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California (2005). His mentors have included Allan Bell, David Eagle, Christos Hatzis, Walter Buczynski, and Stephen Hartke. In 1997, he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Schola Cantorum Summer Composition Program in Paris, where he received further training in analysis, composition, counterpoint, and harmony, supervised by David Diamond, Philip Lasser, and Narcis Bonet.

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What is your favorite piece of music to play?
Ligeti's Piano Etude No. 1

What famous person in history who played at Carnegie Hall would you have most liked to see/meet?
Leonard Bernstein

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
Choose your role models wisely.

If you could bump into a famous New Yorker who would it be?
Jerry Seinfeld

What do you plan to do with your time in New York?
Eat, Broadway, party ect.

What New York food are you most looking forward to eating?
Pastrami sandwich

Who is your favourite composer?
J.S. Bach

What is the last song you plaed on your iPod?
Thomas Adès