Anna Vienna Ho
Born in Hong Kong, Anna Vienna HO is a versatile musician who is a concert pianist, répétiteur, composer and conductor rolled into one. She has worked with the Welsh National Opera, Birmingham Opera Company, Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, Opera Novella, London Oriana Choir, London Gay Symphony Orchestra and Bel Canto Singers among others. She is currently an artist of Du Vert a L'infini Festival in France, Syntropy States, RMN Classical in the United Kingdom and the Montpelier Arts Center Classical Recital in the United States.
Anna gained an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma and a Master of Music in Piano Performance with distinction from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire(RBC). Prior to that, she received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music from Hong Kong Baptist University. She was a recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including Malcolm John Bullock Memorial Trust Award, RBC Association Award, RBC Trust Award, RBC International Students Scholarship, Help Musician Award, Harrod Fund Award, HKSAR Talent Development Scholarship and more. She was a winner of various international competitions including the Concours international Léopold Bellan, International Moscow Music Competition, International Robert Schumann Competition Düsseldorf for Young Pianists, Rome International Music Competition and Abergavenny Eisteddfod Y Fenni to name a few. As a pianist, Anna has given solo recitals and performed in many concert venues in Asia and Europe, including Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Town Hall, Parco della Musica and Hong Kong City Hall.
Passionate about opera, Anna has sung in different opera performances in Hong Kong and the UK, including Macbeth, La Traviata, La Bohème, Carmen, Gianni Schicchi, Suor Angelica Norma, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Lucia di Lammermoor, Don Giovanni, Maria Stuarda, Don Pasquale, Giulio Cesare and more. She was the prize winner of several music festivals, including Accord International Music Competition, Holmfirth Musical Festival, Bristol Music Festival, Coulsdon and Purley Festival, and Basingstoke Music Festival among others.
Anna's compositions include instrumental, vocal, electroacoustic, multi-media, orchestral and operatic works, premiered worldwide by various musicians. She has collaborated and was commissioned by many organizations, including the New Generation 2014 ("The Forester", for String Quartet), London Oriana Choir ("The Infinite Shining Heavens" for SATB choir), Birmingham Opera Company ("It Gets Lighter From Here" digital project), Animal Hope Varna (promotion videos collaborated with Bulgarian Artist Tatiana Arsova), David Bohn's Twenty Seconds of 2020 project ("Chase", for solo Clavietta), Fifteen Minutes of Fame project ("Fedora", for solo bass flute), Tête à Tête Opera Festival ("Buddha and the Monkey King" & "The Monk of the River"), Du Vert a L'infini Festival ("Sea Creatures in our Minds and Hearts"), Radio Art Zone/ Chigiana International Festival 2022(“Dynamic Zero”, sound art), Polar Sounds Project, Cities and Memory(“The Codes”, in research with Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research and Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity) among others.