Originally from Hong Kong, Kimho Ip currently works in the UK as composer, director and yangch’in performer. He studied music in Germany and Scotland and received his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2004. He was invited to perform at the South Bank Centre, ROH2, London, Decibel Manchester 09, the BBC Silk Screen, and the Dutch Radio in Amsterdam.
As musical director of iMAP Ensemble, Kimho is supported by the Scottish Arts Council to develop new music initiatives and educational projects. He was commissioned to create “Cathay House Blend” at the National Museum of Scotland and a multi-media musical composition “Requiem for Travellers” in 2009. Currently Kimho is the musical curator of the Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh. He also designs new intercultural courses for University of Edinburgh and RSAMD in Glasgow.
His orchestral and chamber works have been featured at the ISCM World New Music Days (2002/ 2007), the Edinburgh International Festival (2005) and the Gaudeamus, Amsterdam (2006). Ensembles that have performed his works include the Edinburgh String Quartet, Shanghai New Ensemble, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra.