Steinway Artist Jocelyn Ho is an internationally-acclaimed pianist, historical keyboardist, artistic director, composer, and music scholar. Her ground-breaking concert programs have taken her to both traditional and unconventional performances spaces around the world including Radio France, the Sydney Opera House, Berlin’s Radialsystem V, the Melbourne Recital Centre, New York Symphony Space, Spectrum NYC, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Spotify’s NYC Headquarters, NSW Parliament House, Victorian Governor’s House, and the Boston Isabella Gardner Museum. Jocelyn Ho champions new music and reinvigorates traditional music with fresh, historical perspectives.
Most recently, she is the artistic director of a music-art-tech project Synaesthesia Playground, in which she leads fifteen composers, visual artists, technologists, and fashion designers from all around the world to create an interactive, immersive experience that reinvents the piano recital. On the other end of the spectrum, she is a historical keyboardist and is the winner of the First Prize and Special Prize for the music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven at the 2010 Australian National Piano Award, the Kawai Award, and prizes at the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition.
Her historical work on Debussy performance practice has led to various publications and a book contract with the Springer Series, and her authoritative performances of Debussy’s works is featured in her improvisations with music by Louis Couperin, Frederic Chopin, and Claude Debussy in her “Preludes to Paris” program toured around the world. Jocelyn Ho’s album “Luminous Sounds,” released by Master Performers, received a five-star review in Fine Music Magazine and was featured in her interview in Limelight. She also brings her unconventional programming practices to her group, Sydney Piano Trio, of which she is a founding member.
Jocelyn Ho’s compositions have been featured internationally, including in France, Germany, Australia, and the USA. Her most recent works include multi-disciplinary collaborations with software developers and visual artists featured at the NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival, Stony Brook Faculty Art Exhibition, and the University of Florida Art Gallery. As a performing scholar, Jocelyn Ho has published and presented papers at international conferences in the area of performance analysis, embodiment theory, Debussy studies, and mathematics and music. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University, where her teachers include Gilbert Kalish (piano) and Arthur Haas (historical keyboards). Jocelyn Ho is an Assistant Professor of Performance Studies at UCLA.