Leslie Ho, a versatile string educator for 25 years, is devoted to teaching violin and viola, coaching chamber music, and conducting string ensembles. He has taught at many institutions, including Eternal Life Christ College, Stella Matutina Girls’s High School, Orange County School of the Arts, Chamber Music Institute of Southern California, Junior Chamber Music, 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 Tokyo Quartet, and the late legendary violinist, Ruggiero Ricci.
Mr. Ho has given solo recitals and chamber music concerts in the States, Canada, 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.
Mr. Ho has also conducted such ensembles as the Whittier College String Ensemble, the Eternal Life Christ College Chamber Orchestra, Taichung Philharmonic Orchestra, Sound of Joy Youth Orchestra, and the Concert Orchestra of Orange County High School of the Arts.
Leslie 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 such as Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and UCLA.