Wu Chih-ting

Wu Chih-ting is currently a dizi virtuoso with the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. He graduated from the National Taiwan University of Arts, where he studied music under Professors Chuang Chia-Yu, Liu Chih, Li Zhen, Lin Huei-Shan et al. Some of his notable achievements include top prize for dizi solo for three consecutive years, from 2000 to 2003, in the competitions organized by the Chinese Music Association, Republic of China; dizi and xiao solo championship in 2002 and 2004 at the National Student Competition of Music of Taiwan; and first prize in the 2004 Taipei Chinese Instrumental Competition organized by the Taipei Chinese Orchestra. In 2007, he was named an ‘NTCH Young Star of Chinese Music’ on the merit of winning first place in the Traditional Instrument Competition organized by the National Theatre & Concert Hall of Taipei. Wu is frequently invited by orchestras to perform in concertos or in premiere of new work, and to date, has shared the stage with the Taipei Chinese Orchestra and its affiliated TCO Academy Orchestra, the Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra, Taipei Youth Chinese Orchestra, etc.

After many years of performing traditional music, Wu has forayed into fusion pop and film music. Together with the pre-eminent Taiwanese film composer, Liang Chi-Hui, Christina, he founded the crossover ensemble ‘Vita Eterna’. Their collaborative debut album, Beyond Boundaries, won ‘Best World Fusion Album’ and ‘Best Musical Arranger’ in the 21st Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan.