Pei-Ching Wu

PercussiveArtsWebContest

Pei-Ching Wu

text-image

Pei-Ching Wu

She has served as principal of the Ju Percussion Group since she was 18 years and is surely considered as one of the leading Asian female marimbists. Ms. Wu obtained her master’s degree in Percussion Performance from Northern Illinois University in 1994. With dissertation entitled Extended Multiple Mallet Performance in Keyboard Percussion which illustrates six-mallet techniques through two Taiwanese compositions, Wu earned her doctorate from West Virginia University in 2005. She studied percussion with Ju, Tzong-Ching, Keiko Abe, Robert Chappell, Richard Holly, Tim Peterman and Paschal Younge. Pei-ching Wu has appeared as a solo artist with the Amadinda Percussion Group in the Budapest Spring Festival. She also performed with Martha Argerich at the First Martha Argerich Music Festival in Taipei and was featured in Asian Women Marimbists Concert at the 5th Taiwan International Percussion Convention, Marimba 2010 International Festival and Conference, and many other festivals. She has performed with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra and Taiwan Symphony Orchestra at Taipei National Concert Hall. Ms. Wu was nominated for the 8th Taishin Arts Award with The Glamorous Match, a duet of percussion and piano. In 2012, Ms. Wu was nominated for the 10th Taishin Arts Award with her six mallets marimba recital “Wonderland”. As the host of “Pei-ching’s Percussion World” radio show at Bravo Radio FM91.3 & Classical Radio FM97.7, Pei-ching Wu was nominated for the Non-pop Music Show Host Award at the 49th Broadcast Golden Bell Awards. Ms. Wu has performed as guest recitalist and clinician at universities, colleges, and conservatories in America, France, Belgium, Japan, Taiwan, and China. Ms. Wu has commissioned and premiered nearly thirty works for six mallets marimba by Emmanuel Sejourne, Pius Cheung, Chin Cheng Lin, Wan-Jen Huang, Chiung-Ying Chang, Ching-Wen Chao, Chien-Hui Hung, Yu-hui Chang, Koji Sakurai, Ching-Mei Lin, Weitzu Liu, Huan-Wei Lu, Ying Lee, and many others. Ms. Wu has served as a judge for the Universal Marimba Competition Belgium, Jeju International Percussion Competition, China International Percussion Competition. Ms. Wu is associate professor of music at the Taipei National University of the Arts, principal of the Ju Percussion Group, Innovative Percussion Artist and teaches at National Taipei University of Education and Shih Chien University.