Taiwanese-born Canadian Hsiu-Ping (Patrick) Wu is a composer, violinist, and multimedia artist who is constantly on the search for musical language that bridges his multicultural identity. Patrick’s music ranged from his own style of neo-romanticism to avant-garde soundscapes; fusing theatrical elements and improvisational techniques.
In 2016, Patrick wrote, directed, and scored his first short film Voyages, during the Nocturne: Art at Night Festival in Canada, accompanied with a live orchestral improvising the film score during the performance. Patrick’s pieces has also been premiered at highSCORE Composition Festival in Italy, Zodiac Music Festival & Academy in France, Uzmah Upbeat Composition Program in Croatia, Atlantic Music Festival in the United States, and most recently, Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival in Canada. Patrick has worked with renowned composers such as Jérôme Blais, Dinuk Wijeratne, David Ludwig, Andrew List, Joel Hoffman, Amy Beth Kirsten, Vivian Fung, and Alexandra Du Bois.
Patrick is an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre. He performs on a 1924 Carlo Giuseppe Oddone violin sponsored by the Chimei Museum Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Fountain School of Performing Arts, Dalhousie University, and is currently pursuing his Master of Violin Performance and Composition at Longy School of Music of Bard College with violinist Sean Wang and composer Alexandra du Bois.