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Alex Ho

Artist-in-Residence, Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier
Associate Composer, Oxford Lieder Festival

  • Winner of the Critics' Circle Young Artist Award 2021, Alex Ho (b.1993) is a British-Chinese composer based in London whose music and stage works have been described as 'menacing and poetic' (The Guardian) and a 'remarkable experience' (Schmopera). Ho is Artist-in-Residence at Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier and Associate Composer at Oxford Lieder Festival. His 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, lauded as 'a fresh, different idea, that captured the imagination'. He is the recipient of the PRS Composers' Fund 2022 and a BBC Music Magazine Rising Star 2022. 

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  • Ho 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, Netherlands, Canada, USA and China, on platforms including SoundState Festival (Southbank Centre, London), Sound Unbound (Barbican Centre, London), Hearing China (Shanghai Symphony Hall, Shanghai),  O. Festival Rotterdam, nonclassical (London), Cheltenham Music Festival, and BBC Late Junction.

    He 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.​ Ho graduated from Oxford and Cambridge universities and is completing a doctorate at the Royal College of Music with a full AHRC scholarship. 

    2021/22 season - 266 words. Not to be altered without permission.


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'He combines a coherent individual voice with a breadth of styles, genres and instrumental disciplines, all fired by the spark of his imagination, combining his Chinese heritage and Western Classical form in a compelling and individual way.'

The Critics' Circle

'Purposefully nebulous, refusing to be slotted into any one genre.'


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Assistant Artist Manager
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