Jacky Ho-Yin Li began playing French Horn when he was 13, enticed by its attractive and romantic sound. A recipient of HKSAR scholarships and Jackie Chan’s Foundation scholarship, Jacky finished his Bachelor’s Degree at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2013. As a member of the Asian Youth Orchestra he performed numerous concerts in the great concert halls of Asia. He was often invited to perform with professional orchestras including Macao Orchestra, Hong Kong Wind Kamerata, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, City Chamber Orchestra Hong Kong, and Opera Hong Kong.

In Boston, Jacky has performed as principal horn at Boston Symphony Hall and has also performed with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra, Boston Civic Orchestra, and Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. He was selected as a fellow in the National Music Festival in 2018, and performed Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat Major with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra in May 2020. As a soloist, he was the Laurent of the Concerto Competition at Boston University in 2020 and the finalist of the Busan Maru international music festival competition in 2021.

Jacky is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Boston University, studying with Eric Ruske. As a graduate teaching assistant at BU, he coaches other horn and brass students and shares artistic advice. He welcomes students of all ages and provides an encouraging environment for them to develop their musical strengths.