Tzu-hwa Ho

Tzu-hwa Ho


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Taiwanese pianist Tzu-Hwa Ho began playing piano at the age of four. At fourteen, she made her concerto debut in the City Hall of Salerno, Italy. Ms. Ho moved to the United States to continue her studies as one of only two exchange students selected to the United States from National Taiwan Normal University in 2004. She studied with Alla Voskoboynikova at the University of Missouri in St. Louis. She was a Presser Foundation Scholarship recipient. While pursuing her Master&rsquos degree at Northwestern University, she was a graduate assistant, a recipient of the Marcus J. Ritchie Music Scholarship, and studied with Alan Chow. She was invited to study in Festival Pablo Casals and Conservatoire Américain de Fontainebleau in France, the Dartington International Summer Music School in England, and the International Piano Seminar in Obidos, Portugal. Ms. Ho received her Doctoral degree in piano performance from the University of Kansas, where she was a Zakoura collaborative scholar and a student of Jack Winerock. As an active collaborative pianist Ms. Ho works extensively with vocalists in art songs and operatic repertoire. During the summers of 2013 and 2014, Ms. Ho was selected by the late Maestro Lorin Maazel to participate as staff collaborative pianist at Castleton Festival in Virginia, where she also performed in the orchestra under maestro’s baton. Also in 2013, she serves as musical director of the Des Moines Metro Opera’s winter outreach program. Ms. Ho has performed in art song recitals at Northwestern University and the University of Kansas, and in art song master classes given by international collaborative pianists such as Alan Darling, Warren Jones, Martin Katz, Russell Miller, and Roger Vignoles. She was the pianist in the Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble and Northwestern University Symphonic Orchestra. She served as rehearsal pianist for operatic productions at the University of Kansas, Lawrence Arts Center, and as assistant music director for Kansas City Young Audiences.      Ms Ho now resides in Philadelphia, where she teaches at the Settlement Music School, accompanies in private voice studios, and collaborates with vocalists and instrumentalists for recitals and competitions.    
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