Taiwanese-born Canadian, Hsiu-Ping Patrick Wu, is an award-winning composer, violinist, and multimedia artist who is constantly on the search for musical language that bridges his multicultural
identity. Patrick’s music ranges from his own style of neo-romanticism to avant-garde soundscapes; fusing theatrical elements and improvisational techniques.

In the upcoming season of 2023-2024, Patrick will be launching his solo violin work “EN ROUTE” on Gillian Smith’s upcoming album with Leaf Music. Some highlights of the season include: a new string quartet for Boston-based Gaia Quartet, an aria for LYSISTRATA Reimagined to be premiered in
January 2024, and various chamber music works in Toronto and Boston.

Patrick has worked with renowned ensembles such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Hypercube Ensemble, The Julius Quartet, Loadbang, Alkali Collective, Neave Trio, Gaia Quartet, and nexbloom.

His works have premiered at highSCORE Composition Festival, Zodiac Music Festival, Uzmah Upbeat Composition Program, Atlantic Music Festival, Scotia Festival of Music, Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival, and most recently, Mostly Modern Festival. Patrick has worked with composers Jérôme
Blais, Alexandra du Bois, Vivian Fung, Amy Beth Kirsten, David Ludwig, and Dinuk Wijeratne. 

In addition to composing, Patrick performs actively on the violin from solo performances to chamber music and orchestral repertoire. Patrick has studied the violin with I-Ching Li, Philippe Djokic, Mark Lee, Sean Wang, and Jesse Mills. In 2016, he served as concertmaster of the Evergreen
Symphony Orchestra Summer Festival in Taiwan, as well as concertmaster of the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra.

Patrick is an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre and an affiliate member of the Canadian League of Composers. His music is represented by SOCAN and ASCAP. Patrick is currently pursuing his Doctoral of Musical Arts at the University of Toronto under the guidance of Dr. Norbert
Palej. Patrick holds his Master of Music in Composition and Violin Performance as well as a Graduate Diploma in Composition from Longy School of Music of Bard College. He earned his
Bachelor of Music from the Fountain School of Performing Arts, Dalhousie University.


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