“I like success. More importantly, I like to help others achieve success. And that is what I strive to do if you are serious-minded about learning the violin. Your goals need not be grand, but your desire to excel and do your personal best should be. That desire, along with my guidance, should propel you towards passing an exam, performing in a festival or audition…or maybe even Carnegie Hall…”–Frank Ho
Violinist Frank Ho enjoys a multi-faceted career as a soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue. His early training was at the Alberta College (now MacEwan University) Conservatory of Music. Further studies with Sidney Harth and Erick Friedman (Yale School of Music) and Yfrah Neaman (Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England) led to performance opportunities on three continents. Highlights include concerts at prestigious venues such the Royal Festival Hall and the Purcell Room in London; Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Merkin Hall in New York City; and numerous campuses and concert series in western Canada. Many of his concerts have been featured on CBC.
He is currently a faculty member at the MacEwan University Conservatory of Music, where he also serves as their External Relations Consultant, and sessional violin instructor at King’s University College. Many of his students are previous prizewinners of local, provincial, and national competitions. Most recently, two of his students were chosen to perform at Carnegie Hall.
Frank is also an active adjudicator and a member of the College of Examiners for the Royal Conservatory of Music. He is currently the concertmaster of the Concordia Symphony Orchestra.
Frank makes his home in Edmonton with his wife, Marry, and their three children: Mackenzie, Jordanne and Dylan.