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Steve Ho

Assistant Professor of Education University of Hong Kong

Born in Hong Kong, Dr. Ho is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and a multi-award-winning composer whose achievements include the PROCAN 1987 and CAPAC 1988 of Canada; and the 21st Hong Kong Film Award for his soundtrack My Life As McDull. In addition, his mass choral work Music of the Spheres has been awarded the CASH’s 2005 Golden Sail Award in the most widely performed serious music category. In 2015, the movie Mcdull, me and my mom won the prestigious Gold Horse award for Best Animation and for which Dr. Ho wrote the film score.

As a lyricist and a composer, Dr. Ho’s passion is to write Cantonese choral music. The result is over a hundred compositions and numerous musicals that are full of the colours of Hong Kong, for instance, the 35th anniversary musical Hong Kong Rocks commissioned by HKCC. Internationally, Dr. Ho’s music has been featured repeatedly in festivals and competitions such as the Pacific Piano Competition 1999 in Richmond, Canada; the CFMTA’s Musical Odyssey 2001 in Kelowna, Canada; the World Choral Symposium 2003 in Switzerland; the Polyfollia 2006 in France; the SongBridge 2008 in Denmark; the World Youth and Children’s Choir Festival 2017 and the Belt and Road World Choral Festival 2018.

Dr. Ho is currently the BME program leader and an assistant professor in the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts at the Education University of Hong Kong and appointed Adjunct Professor by the South China Normal University. He is the Composer in Residence of HKCC since 2010.

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