1. Faculty

Dorian Ho

“An extremely convincing pianist … Miss Ho made fine musical sense.” -New York Times
“A sensitive use of tone color, which consistently make her playing a joy, “ -Atlanta Journal
“Prokofiev Third Piano Concerto had extra sparkle. Miss Ho maintained impressive control of virtually respiteless piano part, neatly combining the the emphatic with the ethereal.” - Los Angeles Times

New York debut Carnegie Recital Hall. Master degree, The Juilliard School. Concert diploma Vienna Academy of Arts, PhD New York University. Soloist with Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony, Franz Liszt Budapest Chamber Orchestra, Kazakhstan State Chamber Orchestra, Kiev Symphony and Chorus,. Performance with St Petersburg String Quatet and Stamic String Quartet. Teachers include Beatrice Beauregard, Martin Canin, Eugene List and Bruno Seidlehofer. dho@sfcm.edu

Accepting beginning, intermediate, and advanced students.

Instruments Taught

  • Piano


  • Concert Diploma, Vienna Academy of Music and Fine Arts
  • PhD, New York University
  • MM, The Juilliard School

What is your hometown?

Hillsborough, CA

What is your favorite recording? Why?

Schubert 4 hands Fantasy f minor. Lupu/Parahia recording. Sensitivity/intimacy.

What are you passionate about outside of music?

Line dancing

Who were your major teachers?

Eugene List
Bruno Seidlhofer
Martin Canin

What is a favorite quote that you repeatedly tell students?

Set a goal and do your best 

What question do you wish students would ask sooner rather than later?


What was the defining moment when you decided to pursue music as a career?

When I was bullied in Jr High School

What was a turning point in your career?

When I received my reviews from New York Times

If you weren't a musician or teacher, what do you think you would be doing now?

FBI agent

What is your daily practice routine?

Set a goal - what’s I want to accomplish that day

If you could play only three composers for the rest of your life, who would they be?

Schumann, Scriabin, Mozart

From a music history perspective, what year and city are most important to you, and why?

AT Petersburg,  Performance with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. At Czar’s summer palace.
The history…

What is your unrealized project?

Still many wonderful music yet to be learned

Please list your most important collaborations.

Moscow Chamber Orchestea
Shanghai Symphony 
Budapest Chamber Orchestra (Franz Liszt)

What recordings can we hear you on?

Dvorak piano Quartet (Stamic String Quartet)
Grace Notes solo