top of page

About Patrick

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 2016, Patrick wrote, directed, and scored his first short film "Voyages", during the Nocturne: Art at Night Festival, accompanied by a live orchestral improvising the film score during the performance. Patrick’s pieces has also been premiered at highSCORE Composition Festival, Zodiac Music Festival & Academy, Uzmah Upbeat Composition Program, Atlantic Music Festival, Longy’s Divergent StudioTuckamore Chamber Music Festival, and most recently, Mostly Modern Festival. 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. His recent ensemble collaborations include: the Alkali Collective, Hypercube Ensemble, The Julius Quartet, Loadbang, Neave Trio, and the

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

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, Leonardo Perez, Sean Wang, and Jesse Mills.


Patrick’s repertoire ranges from Classical to Contemporary premieres. In 2016 , he served as concertmaster of the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Wen-Chen Chuang in Taiwan, as well as concertmaster of the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra with Dinuk Wijeratne.


In 2018, Patrick debuted as soloist with the Dalhousie Symphony Orchestra. Patrick has participated in music festivals such as the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra Camp in Taiwan, 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 a Longy Equity Scholar and Nova Scotia Talent Trust recipient. He currently performs on a 1924 Carlo Giuseppe Oddone violin sponsored by the CHIMEI Culture Foundation.


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.

Patrick would like to thank the following organizations for their support:

Longy Logo.png
Dalhousie Logo White.jpg
NSTT Logo.jpg
CMC Logo.jpg
奇美文化基金會圖檔 (JPEG).jpg
bottom of page