Composer in Residence

  • Dr Ho Sung-chi Steve
    Composer in Residence

    Born in Hong Kong, Dr Ho completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of British Columbia. He is a multi-award winning composer whose achievements include the PROCAN 1987 and CAPAC 1988 of Canada; and the 21st Hong Kong Film Award for his soundtrack My Life As McDull. In addition, his mass choral work Music of the Spheres has been awarded the CASH’s 2005 Golden Sail Award in the most widely performed serious music category. In 2015, the movie, Mcdull, me and my mom, won the prestigious Gold Horse award for Best Animation and for which Dr Ho wrote the film score.

    As a lyricist and a composer, Dr Ho is passionate to write Cantonese choral music. The result is over a hundred compositions and numerous musicals that are full of the colors of Hong Kong, for instance, the 35th anniversary musical Hong Kong Rocks commissioned by The Hong Kong Children’s Choir. Internationally, Dr Ho’s music has been featured repeatedly in festivals and competitions such as the Pacific Piano Competition 1999 in Richmond, Canada; the CFMTA’s Musical Odyssey 2001 in Kelowna, Canada; the World Choral Symposium 2003 in Switzerland; the Polyfollia 2006 in France and the SongBridge 2008 in Denmark. Dr Ho is currently the BME program leader and an assistant professor in the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts at the Education University of Hong Kong. He has become HKCC’s Composer in Residence since 2010.