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Conservatory of Music

Sarah Ho

Private Lessons | Piano

I look for passionate and aspiring students, who will dedicate to music the time and respect it deserves. I aim to help everyone become the best pianist they can be. I have the ability to relate well to each student on a personal level and to understand what they are experiencing in other aspects of their lives, and how this might relate to, and affect their music studies. ” 



Canadian pianist Sarah Ho was raised in Edmonton, Alberta and began piano studies at the age of six. Since that time she has been consistently recognized as soloist and chamber musician in performances, festivals and competitions across Canada, the United States and in Europe. In August of 2016, she, along with Edmonton's Windrose Trio, became the first Canadians to perform at the Harbin Summer Music Festival, in Harbin, China. First prizes include the Chiang-Wen Yeh International Piano Competition in Washington, D.C., the Canadian Music Competition in Ottawa, and the Society of American Musicians Contest in Chicago, Illinois. She has also twice been awarded the Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction from the Government of Alberta

Sarah has been featured with orchestras across Canada including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. She has performed in notable venues and summer festivals around the world, including the Shubert Theatre on Broadway in New York, the Kennedy Center, the Banff Festival for the Arts, the National Arts Centre Young Artists Programme, the Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, and Weekend of Chamber Music in New York. Other notable appearances include performances for the former Prime Minister of Canada, Brian Mulroney, and Queen Elizabeth II of England.

She is a founding member of the Edmonton Recital Society and continues to serve on the artistic committee. Sarah is also a busy mother of two sons, Markus and Sebastian. An avid runner, she enjoys long distance racing, in her spare time.

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Music Indiana University, studying with Menahem Pressler
  • Master of Music and Artist Diploma, studying with Claude Frank

 

Performances/compositions/recordings

  • Performed at the Harbin Summer Music Festival, in Harbin, China.
  • Performed with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra.
  • Performed for the former Prime Minister of Canada, Brian Mulroney, and Queen Elizabeth II of England.

 

Awards/grants/fellowships

  • First prizes include the Chiang-Wen Yeh International Piano Competition in Washington, D.C., the Canadian Music Competition in Ottawa, and the Society of American Musicians Contest in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Two time award winner of the Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction from the Government of Alberta.

 

Professional associations and memberships

  • Founding member of the Edmonton Recital Society

 

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