Cheng Yan Ho
A native of Hong Kong, Yan-Ho Cheng studied cello under the tutelage of Ming-Yuen Cheung, Joliana Lai, Hiu-Lo Tung and later Prof. Ray Wang. He graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts in Music as well as earning a Masters degree in Cello Performance at the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana under the guidance of Peter Stumpf and Brandon Vamos. Yan Ho also worked as the assistant of Susan Moses at the Indiana University String Academy and furthered his studies in quartet performance with Luc-Marie Aguera, Marc Danel, Ivan Chan and as a member of the Paciﬁca Quartet.
Yan Ho has performed extensively throughout his career, serving as founding cellist of the Cong Quartet which won the Grand Prize at the 2019 Salzburg Mozart International Chamber Competition in Tokyo, and took 2nd prize at the 2021 Kreutzer International Competition in Belgium. The Cong Quartet currently performs as 'Artist in Residence' for the Master of Arts Programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and formerly served as 'Ensemble-in-Residence' there from 2019 to 2021. Yan Ho has recently toured Europe and the US with the Cong Quartet at a series of performances in New York, Staunton (Virginia), Berlin, Lyon and Utrecht. He has also performed with Jorja Fleezanis, Antonio Lysy, Mai Motobuchi, Yuri Bashmet and Eric Kim for other performance dates.
Yan-Ho was the recipient of several scholarships, including the C.C.Chiu Memorial Fund, which underwrote a full scholarship for his masters studies. He has also been the recipient of the C.F. Hu Postgraduate Memorial Scholarship, China Soong Ching Ling Foundation “Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry Music Fund” Scholarship, and the Li Po Chun Charity Trust Fund. Yan-ho was also a
prize winner in the cello concerto competition at the Hong Kong School Music Festival.