Ho Fei Ng earned his undergraduate degree with distinction at Eastman School of Music, studying with George Taylor. Additionally, he was the recipient of the Robert L. Oppelt viola award. Currently, he studies at the Juilliard School with Carol Rodland for his Master’s degree in viola performance. He is the recipient of the Ruth Katzman and Dr. Ralph Slater Scholarship.
Ho Fei Ng is a violinist and violist from Hong Kong. He started his musical journey when he was 4 years old. He discovered his passion for violin and viola, which led to his decision of pursuing further education on these instruments. As a passionate and talented performer, Ho Fei has immersed himself in the performing opportunities around him. He has performed in well-known venues around the world including Alice Tully Hall, Paul Hall, Hatch Recital Hall, Kodak Theatre, and Hong Kong Cultural Center concert hall.
During summertime, he was invited to prestigious festivals to give performances and participate in masterclasses with world-renowned professors. Recently, he has attended the Sarasota music festival, Bowdoin music festival, the Chautauqua music festival, and Castleman Quartet Program. Besides performing solo repertoire and chamber music, he was given the opportunity to study with Paul Neubauer, Teng Li, Kim Kashkashian, and Jeffrey Irvine.
As a chamber and orchestral musician, Ho Fei has been an avid collaborator. At Eastman, he was one of the members of the “Juniper” string quartet who has received chamber honors for two years and has performed at Hatch Recital Hall.
As an orchestral musician, he was the principal of the Eastman Philharmonia, Sarasota Festival Orchestra, and Chautauqua Music Festival Orchestra. At Juilliard, he was selected to mentor in the Juilliard Pre-college orchestra under the baton of Adam Glaser. In addition, he has worked with renowned conductors such as David Robertson, Giancarlo Guerrero, Billy De Bertrand, Simone Young, Jeffrey Millarsky, and Neil Varon.
As a passionate collaborator of new music, he premiered two works “Unraveling” and “Lepidoptera” with composers Max Lu and Joy Redmond. The projects yielded successful performances at Juilliard’s Paul Hall and Morse Hall.
As an educator, Ho Fei has taught violin and viola privately to all ages in the United States and Hong Kong. He studied music pedagogy and the Suzuki method with Dr. Armand Hall and Dr. Lisa Caravan through the collaboration of the ROCmusic initiative with Eastman. The program provided free music lessons to children in the Rochester City school district. The course enabled the opportunity to teach young students for a year. Prior to college, he has first-hand experience with the major examination boards including ABRSM and Trinity College. He has obtained ABRSM theory certifications and is familiar with the program. His style of teaching is flexible and specific for each student. He aims to nurture a passion for music through continued guidance. For younger students, parents are encouraged to partake in the learning process and facilitate practice.