YST Conservatory of Music
Proficient in both baroque and modern flute, Rachel Ho has appeared as a flute soloist and is a founding member of Red Dot Baroque. As an active orchestra and chamber musician, she has performed internationally with Sichuan Symphony Orchestra, Ricciotti Ensemble, Baltimore Baroque Band, Hermes Wind Orchestra as well as locally with Metropolitan Festival Orchestra and Orchestra of the Music Makers among others. She was a Festival Artist representing Singapore at the 10th Asia Flutists Congress 2019 in Shanghai and was a jury member of the 3rd Asia Flute Federation Junior Competition. She also performed in cross-cultural fusion collaborations with traditional Burmese instrumentalists at the Music Society of Myanmar Festival, French band 5 Streams at Singapore Night Festival and Asian Contemporary Ensemble.
Rachel has also curated performances which embrace innovation beyond the traditional setting of classical music in the community. Using improvisatory and experimental elements as tools for music-making, she has worked with children, elderly, refugees and dementia patients in US, Vienna, Netherlands and Myanmar, as well as applying it to intergenerational practices in Singapore. Some projects include working with Alexandra Hospital, Superhero Me, kidsphilharmonic@sg, Singapore Girls’ Home, Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Home, Global Village for Hope and WoonZorgcentra Haaglanden (Residential Care Home for Dementia Patients) . She also participated in the “Training Music Leaders with refugees” course by Musician Without Borders in Germany. Rachel was invited to present at the YST Performers(’) Present International Artistic Research Symposium 2019 “Telling Stories”, Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music International Symposium 2020 “Is the Virtual Real” and the 12th Southeast Asian Directors of Music Congress 2021 “Reimagine”. At these symposiums, she presented about her creative music-making community projects with the elderly and children and its implications on intergenerational, musical practices and well-being.
Rachel completed her undergraduate studies at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, NUS with a full scholarship, majoring in Flute Performance. She also participated in a semester’s exchange at Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University. She also holds a Masters in Music Education from Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Netherlands. Rachel was a 2021 cohort member of the Global Leaders Programme and is currently part of the Southeast Asian Music Leaders 30 Under 30 Project, and is a Teaching Assistant at her alma mater in YST.