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Anna Vienna Ho

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About Anna Vienna

Anna is a Birmingham-based Pianist, Soprano, Composer from Hong Kong.
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Birmingham

The Hong Kong pianist, Anna Vienna Ho, received an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma and her Master of Music in Piano Performance with distinction from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where she has studied piano with Anthony Hewitt and Margaret Fingerhut and was a recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including Malcolm John Bullock Memorial Trust Award, Birmingham Conservatoire Association Award and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire International Students Scholarship. Prior to that, she gained her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music from the Hong Kong Baptist University, where she was awarded the Hong Kong Government Talent Development Scholarship in two consecutive years. Anna Vienna has won numerous prizes in both local and international piano competitions. She was the prize winner of the International Robert Schumann Klavier Welttbert, 3rd Internationaler Deutscher Irmler-Klavierwettbewerb, Rome International Music Competition, Schumann International Youth Piano Competition, Mid-Somerset Festival, North London Music Festival, London Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition, Abergavenny Eisteddfod Y Fenni and more. As a concert pianist, Anna Vienna has given solo recitals and performed in many concert venues in Hong Kong and Europe, including Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Town Hall, Parco della Musica and Hong Kong City Hall. Besides performing as a soloist, Anna Vienna is also an experienced collaborative pianist who has performed in varies chamber recitals and collaborated with many choirs and orchestras. She has also worked as a repetiteur for opera companies. Her recent engagements include Opera Novella production of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte. Anna Vienna has also performed actively as a vocalist. She has studied voice with Klemens Cheng and Helen Field. She was chosen as the soprano solo in Britten's A Ceremony of Carols and performed with the HKBU Choir. Passionate about opera, Anna Vienna has participated in different opera performances, including Puccini's La bohème, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Bizet’s Carmen, Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana, Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, Bellini's Norma and Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. She was the prize winner of the Holmfirth Musical Festival, Newcastle-U-Lyme Festival of Music and Leamington Spa Competitive Festival. Anna Vienna has started her interest in composition since she studied in secondary school. Her compositions include piano, vocal, chamber works, which were premiered in Hong Kong and UK by various musicians. In 2014, she was chosen as one of the finalists in the New Generation 2014 and premiered her String Quartet "The Forester" at RTHK Studio One and was broadcast on RTHK Radio 4. Her art song "Gefrorne Tränen" was premiered in the HKBU Student Composition Showcase. In 2016, her song cycle "Impression of life", two Italian songs "Non posso disperar" and "Aprile" were premiered at Weoley Hill United Reformed Church, Birmingham, UK. In 2018, her Cantonese song “Parting on a Moonlit Night” was premiered at St.Andrew Church Rugby. Her solo piano piece "Images" is included in the RMN Classical album"Modern Music for Piano" and distributed in stores and digital platforms. In 2019, her choral work "The Infinite Shining Heavens" was premiered by London Oriana Choir in their annual concert. She has studied composition with Christopher Coleman and Richard Leigh Harris.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
Musicianship
Genres:
Opera, Musical theatre, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Baroque, Classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Christmas, Traditional church music, Asian music, Spanish music, French music, German music, Italian music, Russian music, Polish music, Tango, Fanfare, Medieval music, Renaissance, Pop, Covers, Contemporary Christian, Military, Electronic, Acoustic, World music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Composer, Transcription, Arranger, Repetiteur, Theory teaching, Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching, Accompanist
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Song list

PIANO REPERTOIRE FOR CONCERTS
Chopin - 24 Preludes Op.28, Nocturnes, Waltz, Etudes
Debussy - Preludes
Ravel - Miroirs, Jeux D'eau
Liszt - Opera Transcriptions and Songs
Scarlatti, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Saint-Saens, Mendelssohn, Gershwin,
Haydn, Mozart, Scriabin, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Grieg, Prokofiev, Granados
and more......
VOCAL REPERTOIRE FOR CONCERTS & EVENTS
Famous Operatic Arias
by Mozart, Purcell, Handel, Donizetti, Bellini, Gounod, Offenbach, Bizet, Verdi and Puccini
Oratorio/Mass
by Handel, Mozart, Verdi, Bach, Saint-Saens, Faure, Britten and more.......
Songs
by Schubert, Liszt, Schumann, Debussy, Purcell, Faure, Duparc, Bizet and more.....
Musical Repertoire:
"Love Never Dies" from Love Never Dies by Andrew Lloyd Webber
"Castle on a Cloud" from Les Misérables
"If I Loved You" from Carousel
"Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz
Disney Favourites:
"Can you feel the love tonight" from The Lion King
"Reflection" from Mulan
"Tale as old as time" from Beauty And the Beast
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Please let me know asap if there's any change and see if we could arrange anything.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

N.A.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 30-45 minutes before the performance time.

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

Yes, of course - as long as the piano is in working order and in tune, then I'm happy to play on it! It would be nice if there is a grand piano for a piano recital!

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

We could always discuss the repertoire and find what works for your event :)

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

I prefer to have a piano on site.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. There might be an extra fee for this service, please contact directly and we could discuss!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I am a concert pianist/soprano and perform regularly in different venues: theatre, concert hall, churches, town hall and some outdoor venue.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

As a concert pianist: classical concerts, recitals, vocal & instrumental accompaniment etc As a soprano: oratorio, opera, recitals, crossover concerts etc.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£600

Reviews

From customers:

Pianist M, 2 years ago

Chinese rising star.....

Philip (, 3 years ago

An outstanding performance demonstrating an imaginative approach to interpretation, excellent technical control and a wide range of different sonorities and timbres..."

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