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Vincent Ho (1975-     )

Vincent Ho, composer Vincent Ho is widely recognized as one of the most exciting composers of his generation. His works have been hailed for their profound expressiveness and textural beauty that has audiences talking about with great enthusiasm. 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. 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).

COMPOSITIONS                                  Vincent Ho Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre    ~ ~ ~    Vincent Ho on Vincent Ho
Arsenic and Old Lace, incidental music [violin, viola, cello, piano] (1993)
Rimers of Eldritch, incidental music [flute, tenor saxophone, guitar, piano, string orchestra] (1994)
The Swan, piano [w/extended techniques] (1995)
Fluid Lights, cello, piano and percussion (1997)
Three Scenes of Childhood, piano (1997)
Trio, oboe and 2 percussionists (1998)
The Blue Rose, speaker, flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon (1998)
The Blue Rose, speaker, flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon (1998)
String Quartet No. 1 (1999)
Reflections in the Water, piano (1999)
Nighthawks, concerto for cello and orchestra (2000)
Euphoric Dreams, clarinet, trumpet, violin and percussion (2000)
Étude, orchestra (2001)
Shattering the Ethereal Resonance, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and percussion (2001)
Sonata, cello and piano (2002)
Four Snapshots of a Dream, flute and piano (2002)
Through the Gates of the Crystal Garden, violin and piano (2002)
Dragon Realms, orchestra (2003; rev. 2006)
Stigmata, cello (2004)
On the Edge of Infinity, orchestra (2005)
Four Paintings by Leestemaker, piano, string quartet and double bass (2005)
Remnants of a Glass Cathedral, flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, percussion, harp, string quartet and double bass (2005)
Four Songs, soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion (2006) [text: Lien Chao, Paul Yee, and Alan Woo]
Two Postcards: Prelude and Groove, violin and piano (2007)
Red Zen, orchestra (2008)
Fallen Angel, "In Memoriam Richard D’Amore", orchestra (or small orchestra) (2008)
Nature whispers ..., flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trombone, percussion, piano, string quartet and double bass (2009)
Sonata for Violin and Piano (2009)
Morning Song, violin (2009)
Arctic Symphony, orchestra (2010)
City Suite - Concerto for Amplified Cello and Orchestra (2011)
The Shaman, concerto for percussion and orchestra (2011)
Nostalgia, vibraphone or piano (2011)
Whimsical Sketches of Fanciful Birds, alto saxophone (2012)
Symphonic Ritual, solo percussion and orchestra (2013?)


WORKS BY GENRE                                         Vincent Ho Links     ~ ~ ~    Vincent Ho on Vincent Ho     ~ top of page ~
Orchestra
Étude, orchestra (2001)
Dragon Realms, orchestra (2003; rev. 2006)
On the Edge of Infinity, orchestra (2005)
Red Zen, orchestra (2008)
Fallen Angel, "In Memoriam Richard D’Amore", orchestra (or small orchestra) (2008)
Arctic Symphony, orchestra (2010)

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra
Nighthawks, concerto for cello and orchestra (2000)
City Suite - Concerto for Amplified Cello and Orchestra (2011)
The Shaman, concerto for percussion and orchestra (2011)
Symphonic Ritual, solo percussion and orchestra (2013?)

Chamber
Fluid Lights, cello, piano and percussion (1997)
Trio, oboe and 2 percussionists (1998)
The Blue Rose, speaker, flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon (1998)
String Quartet No. 1 (1999)
Euphoric Dreams, clarinet, trumpet, violin and percussion (2000)
Shattering the Ethereal Resonance, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and percussion (2001)
Four Paintings by Leestemaker, piano, string quartet and double bass (2005)
Remnants of a Glass Cathedral, flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, percussion, harp, string quartet and double bass (2005)
Nature whispers ..., flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trombone, percussion, piano, string quartet and double bass (2009)

Instrument and Piano
Sonata, cello and piano (2002)
Four Snapshots of a Dream, flute and piano (2002)
Through the Gates of the Crystal Garden, violin and piano (2002)
Two Postcards: Prelude and Groove, violin and piano (2007)
Sonata for Violin and Piano (2009)
Whimsical Sketches of Fanciful Birds, alto saxophone (2012)

Solo Instrument
Stigmata, cello (2004)
Morning Song, violin (2009)
Nostalgia, vibraphone or piano (2011)

Piano
The Swan, piano [w/extended techniques] (1995)
Three Scenes of Childhood, piano (1997)
Reflections in the Water, piano (1999)
Nostalgia, vibraphone or piano (2011)

Vocal
The Blue Rose, speaker, flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon (1998)
Four Songs, soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion (2006) [text: Lien Chao, Paul Yee, and Alan Woo]

Incidental/Film
Arsenic and Old Lace, incidental music [violin, viola, cello, piano] (1993)
Rimers of Eldritch, incidental music [flute, tenor saxophone, guitar, piano, string orchestra] (1994)


VINCENT HO  LINKS                                Works by Genre     ~ ~ ~    Vincent Ho on Vincent Ho      ~ top of page ~
Composer Vincent Ho Gets His Kicks From Finding the Notes (CBC Manitoba Scene)
Composer Ho's Trip to Taiwan Shapes Musical Perspective (Brad Oswald, Winnipeg Free Press)
Vincent Ho Recognizes the Importance of "The Life of Helen Betty Osborne" by David Robertson (CBC Manitoba Scene)
Vincent Ho's "Arctic Symphony" (Sarah Canice Funke, Suite101)
Vincent Ho's Arctic Symphony Gets Acessibility Boost by Link Between Sounds and Images (John Terauds, Toronto Star)

Composer's website   . . .   contact Vincent Ho:  here
Vincent Ho @ Twitter

Vincent Ho @ Canadian Music Centre    also    here
Vincent Ho @ CBC News
Vincent Ho @ ContemporaryColors
Vincent Ho @ DSO Kids (Dallas Symphony Orchestra)
Vincent Ho @ Facebook
Vincent Ho @ InstantEncore
Vincent Ho @ LinkedIn
Vincent Ho @ MySpaceMusic/Promethean's Blog
Vincent Ho @ Promethean Editions    also     here    and     here
Vincent Ho @ University of Southern California/Thornton School of Music
Vincent Ho @ Visual Arts Source
Vincent Ho @ Windsor Symphony Orchestra
Vincent Ho @ Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Vincent Ho @ WSO New Music Festival    also    here

Publisher
Vincent Ho @ Composer's website/publisher listings
Vincent Ho @ Promethean Editions

Streaming Audio
Vincent Ho @ Composer's website
Vincent Ho @ Canadian Music Centre
Vincent Ho @ CBC Radio/The Sunday Edition
Vincent Ho @ Classical 96.3
Vincent Ho @ SoundCloud

Recordings
Vincent Ho @ Composer's website
Vincent Ho @ ArkivMusic
Vincent Ho @ CD Universe
Vincent Ho @ ClassicsOnline

Video
Vincent Ho YouTube
Vincent Ho YouTube/WSO New Music Festival
Vincent Ho @ Google Video
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Vincent Ho on Vincent Ho: Évolution (VIDEO)







 Vincent Ho on Vincent Ho - Interview/Classical 96.3FM (streaming audio)
Vincent Ho, composerComposers Speak on the Web at Pytheas
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 Vincent Ho on Vincent Ho - Interview/CBC - The Sunday Edition (streaming audio)
Vincent Ho, composerComposers Speak on the Web at Pytheas
                            ~ click on composer picture to listen ~







. . . and check out more    Composers Speak on the Web    at Pytheas

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