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Patrick Wu

Composition/ Music Theory

Specializes in: 

Composition 作曲/ Music Theory 音樂理論/ Music Graduate Studies Advising 升學指導/ Creativity Mentorship 創意輔導

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.

Patrick has worked with renowned ensembles such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Hypercube Ensemble, The Julius Quartet, Loadbang, Alkali Collective, and Neave Trio. His works have been premiered at highSCORE Composition Festival, Zodiac Music Festival, Uzmah Upbeat Composition Program, Atlantic Music Festival, Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival, and most recently, Mostly Modern Festival. Patrick has worked with composers such as Jérôme Blais, Dinuk Wijeratne, David Ludwig, Amy Beth Kirsten, Vivian Fung, Alexandra du Bois, and Norbert Palej. 

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 has participated in music festivals such as the Scotia Festival of Music in Canada, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Camp (Mei-Ann Chen), and has received coachings from renowned violinists such as James Ehnes, Giora Schmidt, Rachel Barton Pine, David Bowlin, Scott and Laura St. John to name a few.

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 Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Toronto. He 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. Patrick earned his Bachelor of Music from Fountain School of Performing Arts, Dalhousie University.

作曲家與小提琴家武修平出生於台灣,2010獨自赴北美深造,取得加拿大戴爾豪斯大學 (Dalhousie University)音樂學士,並於2022取得美國巴德朗逸音樂學院 (Longy School of Music of Bard College) 作曲與小提琴演奏雙碩士學位,現在於多倫多大學攻讀作曲博士學位。多年來豐富的作曲及演出經歷遍步亞洲,歐洲及北美各大音樂節。作曲曾師事Jérôme Blais、Dinuk Wijeratne、Amy Beth Kirsten、Vivian Fung、Alexandra du Bois以及Norbert Palej。

修平受邀發表的音樂節包含:highSCORE Composition Festival、Zodiac Music Festival、Uzmah Upbeat Composition Program、Open Waters Festival、Atlantic Music Festival、Longy’s Divergent Studio、Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival、Mostly Modern Festival等知名音樂節。近年來合作過的團體包含了多倫多交響樂團、Hypercube Ensemble、The Julius Quartet弦樂四重奏、Loadbang、Alkali Collective、和Neave Trio鋼琴三重奏。
作曲家身分之外,修平更同時也致力於小提琴演奏,曾師事國家交響樂團首席李怡錦、Philippe Djokic、Mark Lee、Sean Wang以及Jesse Mills。2016年修平在莊文貞指揮下擔任了第一屆長榮交響音樂營的樂團首席、也參與過陳美安帶領的國立台灣交響樂團音樂節。在加拿大,修平擔任了Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra的首席,並與Dalhousie Symphony Orchestra合作演出協奏曲。修平目前於Canadian Music Centre擔任客席作曲家,他同時也屬於加拿大作曲協會的一員。修平的音樂由SOCAN及ASCAP出版。樂曲風格融合了前衛,新浪漫,極簡與民族主義,修平希望能透過東西民族的跨界曲風發展出更多創新的曲目。

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