Malaysian pianist Magdalene Ho was born in 2003 and started playing the piano at the age of four. In 2013 she began her studies with Patsy Toh at the Purcell School in Great Britain. In 2015, she received the ABRSM Sheila Mossman Prize and Silver Award. As part of a prize at the PIANALE piano festival in Fulda, Germany, she released an album of works by Bach and Messiaen in 2019. She was a finalist at the 2023 Düsseldorf Schumann Competition and a few months later received the Joan Chissell Schumann Prize for piano at the Royal College of Music. In September 2023 she won the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Vevey and received the Audience Prize, the Young Critics’ Prize and the Children’s Corner Prize. Magdalene has been studying with Dmitri Alexeev at the Royal College of Music since September 2022, where she is a Dasha Shenkman Scholar supported by the Gordon Calway Stone Scholarship. She is also sponsored by the Weir Award through the Keyboard Charitable Trust.