Alex Ho

Alex Ho

Alex Ho (b.1993) is a British-Chinese composer based in London. Described as "a remarkable experience" and "by far the most emotionally engaged" (Schmopera), his music ranges from opera, orchestral, ensemble, vocal, and solo works, to pieces for plastic bags, table-tennis players and VR design.

Alex is Artist-in-Residence at Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier and co-director of Tangram, a collective of composers and performers of Chinese and western instruments. Previous commissions are from 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, and VOCES8. He was winner of the Arthur Bliss Prize 2017, one of Sound and Music's 'New Voices 2018', a Help Musicians UK Fusion Fund Artist 2019, an LSO 'Soundhub' composer 2018-2020, winner of the George Butterworth Award 2020, and shortlisted for a Scottish New Music Award 2021 for his audience participation piece lauded as "impressively inclusive" and a "fresh, different idea, that captured the imagination".

Alex studied at Oxford and Cambridge and is completing a doctorate at the Royal College of Music with a full AHRC scholarship (LAHP Studentship supported by RCM). 

Biography

Alex Ho (b.1993) is a British-Chinese composer based in London. Described as "a remarkable experience" and "by far the most emotionally engaged" (Schmopera), his music ranges from opera, orchestral, ensemble, vocal, and solo works, to pieces for plastic bags, table-tennis players and VR design.

Alex is Artist-in-Residence at Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier and co-director of Tangram, a collective of composers and performers of Chinese and western instruments. Previous commissions are from 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, and VOCES8. He was winner of the Arthur Bliss Prize 2017, one of Sound and Music's 'New Voices 2018', a Help Musicians UK Fusion Fund Artist 2019, an LSO 'Soundhub' composer 2018-2020, winner of the George Butterworth Award 2020, and shortlisted for a Scottish New Music Award 2021 for his audience participation piece lauded as "impressively inclusive" and a "fresh, different idea, that captured the imagination".

Alex studied at Oxford and Cambridge and is completing a doctorate at the Royal College of Music with a full AHRC scholarship (LAHP Studentship supported by RCM). 

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