Leslie Ho


Leslie Ho

Leslie Ho, a creative, dedicated, and vibrant educator, enjoys a diverse musical career in performing, teaching, and conducting.  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(CMI), Junior Chamber Music (JCM), and Whittier College.


Mr. Ho received his bachelor's degree in violin performance from the Manhattan School of Music and a 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 String Quartet, and the late legendary violinist Ruggiero Ricci.  He has been a fellowship recipient to many music festivals, such as the Aspen Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, Bay View Music Festival, and Congress of Strings.


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, the Korean Symphony Orchestra of New York, and the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay.


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 such as Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, the University of Michigan, and UCLA.  Mr. Ho's colleagues have also recognized him for his excellent teaching, and he has been honored as "Outstanding Studio Teacher of the Year 2023" by the CalASTA Los Angeles Section.
Since 2020, Mr. Ho has pursued his passion for jazz improvisation with Jason Anick and Evan Price.