Pei-Ching Wu 吳珮菁Lifestyle — Musician / band
朱宗慶打擊樂團首席、國立臺北藝術大學專任副教授 Principal of Ju Percussion Group,
Assoc. Prof., Taipei National University of the Arts. Host of Bravo FM91.3 & Classical FM97.7
Pei-Ching Wu, internationally renowned marimbist, 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 Tzong-Ching Ju, Keiko Abe, Robert Chappell, Richard Holly and Tim Peterman.
A founding member, Wu has served as Principal of the Ju Percussion Group since she was 18 years old and gives recitals regularly. In 1999, she was invited to perform with the Amadinda Percussion Group in Budapest Spring Festival. She also performed with Martha Argerich at the First Martha Argerich Music Festival in Taipei in 2001 and was featured in Asian Women Marimbists Concert at the 5th TIPC in 2005.
In 2009, Wu was nominated for the 8th Taishin Arts Award with The Glamorous Match, a duet of percussion and piano. She was invited to perform at "Marimba 2010 International Festival and Conference" to critical acclaim. In 2012, Wu was nominated for the 10th Taishin Arts Award with her 2011 marimba recital “Wonderland”.
Presently, Wu is an associate professor of music at the Taipei National University of the Arts, principal of the Ju Percussion Group and teaches at National Taipei University of Education and Shih Chien University.