about me

Jennifer Hou is an Australian pianist who champions contemporary classical music, and piano repertory that embraces cross-cultural musical borrowing. She has performed at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Town Hall, NSW Parliament House, and live on FineMusic 102.5 as the Young Virtuoso Award State Winner (2017). Jennifer made her concerto debut with the North Sydney Symphony Orchestra (2018). She is an alumni of the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival (2021). She has participated in masterclasses with renowned pianists such as Kathryn Brown, Sharon Mann and Paul Roberts. 

Jennifer recently undertook a Masters in Piano Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying with Corey McVicar and Jon Nakamatsu. She was the piano department assistant as well as a German tutor. Her studies were supported by the Phyllis C.Wattis Foundation, the PPCA Performers’ Trust Foundation, and the American Australian Association Arts Fund.

Jennifer completed her Bachelors in Music with First Class Honours under the guidance of her long-term mentor and teacher, Bernadette Harvey. She also concurrently completed a Bachelor of Laws at the University of New South Wales (2019). She was the recipient of a BBM Youth Music Scholarship (2018). Jennifer received her AMusA with Distinction when she was twelve, and her LMusA when she was fifteen. Her achievements include winning the Shoalhaven (2017), Wollongong (2019) and Canberra National (2019) Eisteddfod Championships and the Fine Music 102.5 Young Virtuoso Award State Finals (2017). 

Jennifer has also studied the organ, cello, and composition. Outside of music, Jennifer makes time for her other passions, which include travelling, barre, reading and baking.