Joyce Ho

Instrument: Piano, Voice, Cello
Education: Bachelor of Music, ACRT Performer Certificate
Language: English, Mandarin

Taiwanese Mezzo-soprano Joyce Ho began her musical training with piano at the age of 3. After she came to Canada, she began studying cello with Mr. John Doerksen, and a year later she was accepted into the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra through her teenage years and completed the Royal Conservatory of Music in ARCT. At age 17, Joyce then turned to singing and entered the UBC School of Music majored in opera which the one of the most prominent performer training program in North America. Subsequently, she offered a full scholarship to the Vancouver Academy of Music University division.

Joyce debuted with the UBC Opera Ensemble at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts as Filipyevna in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. As a member of the Opera Ensemble, Joyce also performed the Third Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberlote, Olga Olsen in Weill’s Street Scene, and Amastre in Handel’s Xerxes. She was chosen to sing in masterclasses with international music figures such as Judith Forst, Malcolm Martineau, Stuart Hamilton and Irving Guttmann, and she was also a finalist in the UBC Concerto competition. With the Vancouver Academy of Music opera ensemble, she was featured in scenes from Carmen and Hansel and Gretel.

Joyce was a recipient of the Fraser Valley Kiwanis Music Festival Most Outstanding Vocalist award and was chosen to compete as a finalist in the Provincial Music Festival. In 2009 she was the only mezzo-soprano that chosen from 200 singers and had her first debuted in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre with Vancouver Opera in their Voices of the Pacific Rim Concert. She has also given a recital of German Lieder for the Kwantlen University Guest Artist Series. Joyce was the mezzo soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Handel Society in the year 2009, and she performed again with the Handel Society in their spring 2012 concert in works by Pergolesi, Mozart, and Schubert. Recent performance: August year 2014, Miss Ho was the mezzo soloist in Chinese Culture Arts Festival in Queen Elizabeth Theatre. In October, she was performed for a thanksgiving concert with Taiwanese Canadian Culture Society and was also invited by Canadian immigration department and Tzu-Chi Foundation to perform the national anthem. In November, Joyce was the guest soloist for the Vancouver Morning star choir. Miss Ho continues and active career in teaching music and the performing arts.

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