Che Ho Lam, violin
Twenty year old violinist Che Ho Lam is making his mark as one of the captivating young artists of his generation. A native of Hong Kong, Che Ho first began studying the violin at the age of six under the tutelage of Professor Yang Bao-zhi and the late Professor Lin Yao-ji of the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing. In his young teens and as a soloist, Che Ho went on concert tours with the Hong Kong Yip’s Children’s Choir and the Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra. He made appearances throughout the United States, Asia and Europe in many of the world’s most prestigious concert halls namely the Tchaikovsky State House-Museum Concert Hall, the Rachmaninoff Hall of the Moscow Conservatory of Music, the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco and Bovard Auditorium of the University of Southern California.
Che Ho is a founding member of the Minestra String Quartet, which recently attended the Chamber Music Institute of University of Nebraska Lincoln and the Castleman Quartet Program. The Quartet works intensively with the Ying Quartet and the Chiara Quartet. Being an active contemporary musician, he serves as the primary violinist of the new music ensemble Musica Nova at The Eastman School of Music under the direction of Brad Lubman. Che Ho has played for Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Steven Stuckey and with a leading interpreter of new music, conductor Jeffrey Milarsky. In the Spring of 2012, Che Ho was chosen to play with New York City’s contemporary ensemble Signal in a sold out concert of all Steve Reich works. He has commissioned chamber and solo works by composers Cody Forrest, Edo Frenkel and others.
Che Ho has held many leadership positions highlighted by his service as concertmaster in the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra and the Yale-China Music Exchange Ensemble. His performances have been broadcast worldwide by WXXI-FM Rochester, MediaCorp Channel Singapore and Cable Television Hong Kong and he has performed in master classes for Donald Weilerstein, William Preucil and John Gilbert.
A current recipient of Howard Hanson scholarship, Che Ho is a full time undergraduate student at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, under the tutelage of Professor Charles Castleman.
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