Ka Hou Fan, born and grew up in Macau.
In April 2022, he was appointed Assistant Conductor at the Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier, where he will work alongside chief conductor Michael Schønwandt.
Fan started piano studies at the age of four and later changed to flute in the the Macau Conservatory with Mr. Liu Cheng. After winning the first prize in the Macau Youth Music Competition for flute in 2006, he was invited to perform as a soloist with the Macau Orchestra.
He continued studying orchestral conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar and Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. In 2019 he joined the Nationale Master Orkestdirectie, a joint program by the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, in which he assisted various conductors and conducted different professional orchestras in the Netherlands and all over the world.
His mentors include Jac van Steen, Ed Spanjaard, Kenneth Montgomery, Antony Hermus, Fabio Luisi, Bertrand de Billy, Uroš Lajovic, Simeon Pironkoff, Vladimir Kiradjiev, Johannes Wildner, Mark Stringer, Nicolás Pasquet, Martin Hoff, Markus Frank and Dominique Rouits.
As a young conductor, Fan has already worked with orchestras all over the world, for example the London Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Sinfonia, South Netherlands Philharmonic, Noord Nederlands Orkest, Residentie Orkest, WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Gstaad Festival Orchestra, Pazardzik Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Gdańsk, the Jenaer Philharmonie, the Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha, the North Czech Philharmonic Teplice, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Massy, Vienna Pro Arte Orchestra, etc.
He is also semi-finalist in the International Conducting Competition Rotterdam, the 7th International Competition of Young Conductors Lovro von Matačić, German Conductors' Award, Princess Astrid International Music Competition and the Maestro Solti International Conducting Competition.