Alvin Ho is a young dynamic conductor from Hong Kong who is currently based in Indiana, United States. At the age of 26, he is currently assistant conductor at the Indiana Opera and Ballet Theater. He has conducted Jena Philharmonic (Germany), Luzern Festival Strings (Switzerland), Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini (Italy), Gstaad Menuhin Festival Orchestra (Switzerland), MÁV Symphony Orchestra (Budapest), North Czech Philharmonic Teplice (Czech) Das Kritische Orchestra Berlin (Germany) and Bloomington Symphony Orchestra (USA).
Most recently Ho was invited to participate in the Donetella Flick London Symphony Orchestra Conducting Competition. Earlier he participated in Riccardo Muti's Italian Opera Academy at the Ravenna Festival and was one of the eight young conductors invited to study with Bernard Haitink at the Lucerne Easter Festival. Ho was also chosen as one of the semi-finalists at the “Das Kritische Orchestra Berlin” 2017 edition by members of major German orchestras such as Berlin Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Berlin and Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, among many others.
Ho was named American Austrian Foundation/ Salzburg Festival 2019 Faber conducting fellow, Bruno Walter Memorial Foundation Conducting fellow 2019, and Mahler conducting fellow at Colorado Mahler Festival 2018.
His mentors include Riccardo Muti, Bernard Haitink, Neeme Järvi, Daniele Gatti, Ludovic Morlot, and Lothar Zagrosek. As a keen educator, he has served as assistant conductor for the Carnegie Hall debut of the National Youth Orchestra of China 2017.
Ho is currently a Doctoral student and holds a Masters’s degree in Orchestral Conducting from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, studying under Arthur Fagen, David Neely and Thomas Wilkins.
"I was taken with his very convincing interpretation and his way of his finding "his" sound."
- Paul Nadler, Conductor, Metropolitan Opera
"Alvin communicates strong ideas and intense musicality everytime he steps on the podium"
- David Effron, professor emeritus, Indiana Jacobs School of Music