Violinist FRANK HO enjoys a dual career as a chamber musician and pedagogue. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Alberta, as well as a Certificate in Performance and a Master of Music degree from Yale University.
Born in Hong Kong, Mr. Ho arrived in Canada at the age of five. He studied with Evan Verchomin and James Keene at the Alberta College Conservatory in Edmonton; with Sidney Harth and Erick Friedman at the Yale School of Music in America; and with Yfrah Neaman at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England. His performing career as soloist and chamber musician has taken him across three continents. In Canada, many of his concerts have been featured on the CBC.
He was the director of the Strathcona Conservatory of Music in Edmonton, where he also maintained a private studio. He is currently a faculty member of the Alberta College Conservatory of Music. His students have been prizewinners in local, provincial, and national competitions in Canada. Mr. Ho is an active adjudicator at music festivals across the country and has been a member of the College of Examiners for the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto since 2006.
BACKGROUND AND CREDENTIALS
Early studies at the Alberta College Conservatory of Music (ages 7 to 18) in violin and piano. Principal teachers: Evan Verchomin and James Keene (violin), Marina Stolyar (piano)
Yale University School of Music (1987 to 1990), majoring in violin performance. Principal teachers: Sidney Harth and Erick Friedman.
Degrees and Diplomas awarded: Certificate in Performance, Master of Music.
Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England (1990-91). Private pupil of Yfrah Neaman OBE.
University of Alberta (1992-2000), musicology major.
Degrees awarded: Bachelor of Arts in Music (1st class honors), Master of Musical Arts
Dozens of solo recitals and concerto appearances in Canada, the United States and England (1988 to present).
Freelance orchestral player (Edmonton Symphony, Metamorphosis Orchestra) (1999-2002)
Numerous chamber music concerts with members of Edmonton Symphony and faculty of the University of Alberta and the Alberta College Conservatory of Music.