Ho, Chee-Kong (b. 1963, Singapore). Singapore composer of orchestral, chamber, choral, piano, and electroacoustic works that have been performed in Asia and elsewhere.
Dr. Ho studied composition with Darrel Handel, Joel Hoffman and Mara Helmuth at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music from 1994-98 and there earned his DMA.
His works have been performed in Canada, Greece, Hungary, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA, including at the Asian Music Festival in Tokyo (2003).
Dr. Ho is also active in other positions. He has served on committees with the Ministry of Education and the National Arts Council since 1999 and has served as music advisor to the Huqin Quartet, the first permanent ensemble of its kind in Asia, since 1999. He has also served as composer-in-residence to the Singapore Philharmonic Chamber Choir since 2002 and served as the chairman and organizer of the International Computer Music Conference in Singapore in 2003.
He has taught composition at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music of the National University of Singapore since 2002 and has served as its Associate Director since 2002.
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Street address: Dr. Chee-Kong Ho, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260, Singapore
Telephone: + 656 874 8919
Fax: + 656 872 6915
SELECT LIST OF WORKS
ORCHESTRAL: Modellos, symphonic band, 1996; Garden in Labyrinth, piano, string orchestra, 1998; Enchanted Paths, large orchestra, 2000; eShenton, symphonic band, 2000; Sapphire Dream, large orchestra, 2001; Over Kent Ridge, large orchestra, 2002; Fanfare, large orchestra, 2003
CHAMBER MUSIC: Images, flute, 1994; A Crescent Opal, string quartet, 1996; Rainseeker, 3 percussion, 1996; A Dream Returned, flute, viola, cello, piano, 1997; Broken Reflections, pipa, 1998; Fosamiths, violin, piano, 1999; Spring Blossoms, gaohu, erhu, zhonghu, gehu (bowed Chinese instruments), 1999; Moonlight Shadows, gaohu, erhu, zhonghu, gehu, 2000; Flower by the Window, gaohu, erhu, zhonghu, gehu, 2001; Visions of Earthstone, violin, cello, piano, 2002
CHORAL: Saeya, Saeya (text from a Korean folksong), mixed chorus, 1999; Fisherman (text by Edwin Thumboo), female chorus, 1999; One (text by the composer), mixed chorus, 2002; Night (text by the composer), mixed chorus, 2003
PIANO: Reminiscence, 1994; Prelude I, 1994; Prelude II, 1995; Still, 1996; Mobiles, 1997
ELECTROACOUSTIC: Clouds Dancing, computer, 1996; Windows, computer, 1997; Deconstruction, computer, 1998
ARRANGEMENT: Singapore Medley: Malay Folksongs, mixed chorus, 2002
(Last updated on April 24, 2004)