Taiwanese-born Canadian Hsiu-Ping (Patrick) Wu is an award-winning composer, violinist, multimedia artist, and 2022 Talent Trust scholarship and special award recipient. In addition to composing, Patrick is an active violinist, performing solos, chamber music and orchestral repertoire.
Patrick is preparing for his Boston debut recital, Minimal Romantics. This exciting evening will include a range of Patrick's works performed by talented musicians, including the Gaia Quartet.
Taiwanese-Canadian violinist-composer Hsiu-Ping Patrick Wu is constantly on the search for musical language on different sides of the spectrum. Like his multifaceted identity, Wu’s music ranges from the style of neo-romanticism to avant-garde soundscapes, fusing theatrical elements and improvisational techniques.
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Patrick is currently pursuing a Graduate Diploma in Composition at Longy School of Music of Bard College, where he holds his Master of Music in Composition and Violin Performance. He earned his Bachelor of Music from the Fountain School of Performing Arts, Dalhousie University.
"Being a Taiwanese- Canadian musician in the United States, I often find myself struggling to define my culture and music. While having studied Traditional Chinese and Indian music, my music is primarily composed in Western notation. I like to compose memorable motifs, or circle around a tonal centre. In recent years, I am trying to compose music that are both inspired by my Taiwanese and Canadian heritage."
- Hsiu-Ping Patrick Wu
For more about Patrick, his work, and performances, please visit his website.
Click the video below to enjoy Trio de Mémoire for Flute, Violin and Piano (2018/2022), an original composition featured in the recital.Flute: Maya Johnson Violin: Yi Tang Piano: Yunhao Jiang Recorded on March 13th, 2022 at Edward M. Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music of Bard College.
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