Jennifer Ho

Harp Teacher

 

Lok Man Ho has been one of the most active harpists in her generation in Hong Kong. She is the first ever local harpist from Hong Kong to get admitted to the masters degree program of the prestigious Royal Academy of Music, London at the age of 22.

 

Ho obtained her Master of Arts degree with Merit from the Royal Academy of Music, London and the University of London, majoring in harp performance. She is also undertaking LRAM, teaching diploma from the Royal Academy of Music. Her masters study at the Royal Academy is generously supported by the Nina Young Memorial Scholarship. Jennifer has been the first musician to receive this scholarship from the Friends of the Harp (Hong Kong) as a rising young concert artist. 

 

Ho started learning harp in 2001 at the age of 10 under Ann Huang, principal harpist of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and from 2009, she studied with Amy Tam at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and graduated with honours from the Music Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. During her time at the Royal Academy of Music, She studied harp with renowned harpist Catherine White.

 

Ho obtained the DipABRSM for her harp performance in 2010. She is active as a performer and has been successful in competitions including being a prize winner of the First Hong Kong Harp Competition in the professional division (2010), judged by world renowned harpists including Xavier De Maistre and Dan Yu.

 

Over the years, Ho has given numerous harp recitals in Hong Kong and in London. Ho has also been invited by a number of orchestras to play as soloist performing Concerto  for harp in E flat minor by Reinecke, Danses by Debussy and the Concerto for flute and harp K299 by Mozart in Hong Kong and in London.

 

She had been teaching and working as a freelance musician in London and had also worked with world renowned musicians such as Edward Gardner, Jac Van Steen, Langlang and Jian Wang. She is now moved back to Hong Kong and is working in Hong Kong as a professional harpist. She has been taught in Hong Kong Harp Chamber as senior teacher and maintained a busy schedule as a performer in concert bookings.

 

She also works as a freelance harpist for local professional orchestras such as the Hong Kong Philharmonic, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and Shenzhen Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

Ho is recently invited to perform as a guest in Taiwan Harp Festival 2015.

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