Carmen Ho (b.1990) is a composer of orchestral, instrumental and choral music based in the UK. She was the recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize in 2018. She has recently won 4th prize in the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award 2020 and her latest orchestral work will be workshopped and performed by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra as part of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Composers’ Scheme (2019/20).
Carmen has worked with musicians such as BBC Singers, Bristol Ensemble, Bristol University Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble 360, Ensemble Variances, Kokoro, Musikfabrik, Riot Ensemble and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and The Bach Choir. She has participated in the Summer School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2016), Kyiv Contemporary Music Days (2016), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Composers’ Day (2017) & (2019), Bristol New Music (2018). Carmen has completed her PhD in composition at University of Bristol, under the supervision of Professor John Pickard.
In March 2021 Carmen was selected for the ISCM British Section’s shortlist of composers submitted to the ISCM World New Music Days Festival in Shanghai and Nanning. Find out more here.