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Chamber Strings

Mr. Ho served as Concertmaster for the West L.A. Symphony Orchestra from 1992-2001 and was Concertmaster for the Burbank Chamber Orchestra from 1992-97.He now serves as the Music Director and Conductor of the Olympia Philharmonic and Olympia Youth Orchestras in the Greater Los Angeles Area. He moved to Los Angeles in 1984 from New York City where he served as Concertmaster for both the Brooklyn Chamber and Queens Philharmonic Orchestras. He has made appearances as guest conductor for performances at USC and CSULA. Solo and chamber music recitals were also given in New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Minnesota.

Besides keeping a busy schedule performing, Mr. Ho also maintains a studio of young and talented violin and viola students. Fung Ho was President of the Los Angeles Section of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA with NSOA) and also served as President of the West San Gabriel Valley Branch of the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC). Mr. Ho holds a Masters Degree in Violin Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York where he studied with the late Carroll Glenn after receiving degrees from the St. John's University in Minnesota, and Long Island University. Later on, in Los Angeles, he studied pedagogy and repertoire with the late Noumi Fischer.

Currently, Fung Ho is on the faculty of CSULA and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts where he serves as the Conductor for the String Orchestra and Chamber Music Coach. He also served on the faculty of the International Institute for Young Musicians during the summers for 8 years. In the summer of 2001, he was invited by the Music Office of the Hong Kong Government to be the guest conductor at the Hong Kong Youth Music Camp and a well-received concert with the Hong Kong Youth String Orchestra that was presented at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre on July 29, 2001. Mr. Ho has also given master classes in the US as well as Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. Many of his prize-winning students have gone on to further their musical studies in music conservatories all over the country.

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