Vince B Ho was a student of James Darling and Tom Marshall of Colonial Williamsburg, and also Sandra Soderlund while working on his Masters, concentrating on basso continuo studies. His thesis was on Early Italian Harpsichord and Keyboard Music. Since the year 2000, Vince has conducted numerous workshops, performed solo and ensemble concerts including the Fringe concerts at the Berkeley Music Festival and Exhibition, and also participated in large scale orchestral and choral productions.
Vince is currently the organist of St. James Episcopal Church of Oakland. Vince’s current projects include working on demonstration sound recordings with Sonus Paradisi, a Czech company that provides Hauptwerk organ sound samples; and also publishing 16th century keyboard music in conjunction with Magdalena Press. Vince is also one of four active harpsichord technicians in the Bay Area, having obtained his first technician job at New Mexico State University in 2004. Over the years Vince has worked on over sixty instruments, from harpsichord to Regal.
Vince’s early keyboard music interest mainly centered on the period of medieval to pre-High Renaissance Europe. For the Baroque and Rococo period, he prefers the Italian and Austrian reportoire, as well as restoration English reportoire. Neeedless to say as a student of James Darling, Vince is also very familiar with Colonial American Keyboard music.
Vince is a member of the Early Music America, San Francisco Early Music Society, the British Harpsichord Society, the American Guild of Organists, Gesellschaft der Orgelfreunde Arbeitskreis Hausorgel, Organ Historical Society, Deutschen Clavichord Societät e.V., Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society, Western Early Keyboard Association, and the American Musicological Society.
Vince is the founder and artistic director of Ansambl Luython, a group that specialized in Eastern European Renaissance and Early Baroque Music.
Member: American Musicological Society – AGO – GdO Arbeitskreis Hausorgel
- Organ Historical Society – Deutschen Clavichord Societät e.V. -
Southeastern Early Keyboard Society – Western Early Keyboard Society -
British Harpsichord Society – Early Music America – SFEMS