Leslie Ho has been a devoted chamber musician in various ensembles throughout the United States, Canada, China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. He has served as violinist of the Gestalt String Quartet, the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, the Westchester Philharmonic, and the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay.
A versatile string educator for 26 years, Mr. Ho teaches violin and viola, coaches chamber music, and conducts string ensembles. He has taught at many institutions including the Eternal Life Christ College, Stella Matutina Girls’ High School, Orange County High School of the Arts, Chamber Music Institute of Southern California, Junior Chamber Music (JCM), and Whittier College.
Mr. Ho received his bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the Manhattan School of Music and master’s degree in violin performance from Yale University School of Music. He has studied violin and chamber music with many world renowned musicians and teachers such as Peter Marsh, Yao-Ji Lin, Sidney Harth, Margaret Pardee, Yoko Takebe, Lucy Robert, Burton Kaplan, members of the Tokyo String Quartet, and the late legendary violinist, Ruggiero Ricci. Mr. Ho has fostered many of his students to win competitions, excel in coveted youth orchestra auditions, and earn admissions to prestigious colleges and music conservatories including Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, and UCLA.