One of the most exciting voices in New Music... Liang is an important musical philosopher, coming into mature expression.

                - Brian Morton, The Wire (UK)                                                            More Reviews                                                                                   

Interview by Magnus Lindberg before the world premiere of "Verge" with the New York Philharmonic.                         

“A highlight [of New York Philharmonic's Contact!] was Lei Liang's 'Verge' for 18 strings. With musicians divided into four sections arranged spatially across the stage, Liang builds on the concept of lines converging and diverging across several sections.” 
-Brian Wise, The Strad


"The performances are, without exception, stellar. But they’d have to be: Lei Liang’s scores seem to demand one delicately constructed dramatic gesture after another. Stephen Drury’s Callithumpian Consort scintillates in the brilliantly colored Aural Hypothesis for small ensemble, and Five Seasons stars Wu Man, rockstar of the lute-like Chinese pipa, alongside the Shanghai Quartet. Passionately, but precisely, these interpreters make a powerful case for Lei Liang as a composer with the ears and the ingenuity to construct a boundless, and boundlessly thrilling, new music.”

     - Daniel Stephen Johnson, New York Public Radio WQXR Q2, Music Album of the Week (Dec. 24, 2012)

Lei Liang presently enjoys a growing reputation as one of the country’s most energizing young composers.

     - David Denton, David’s Review Corner

Lei Liang’s Verge is a gripping and engaging work for 18 solo strings, which are taken full advantage of in their timbre and potential for sound. The music here stands out among many new records for its vitality and directness… 

     -George Adams, American Record Guide, May 2013

  • Nov 17, 2016: New York, NY
    Portrait Concert at Miller TheatreSerashi Fragments (string quartet), Ascension (brass quintet and percussion)Luminous (chamber concerto for contrabass), and Lakescape V (world premiere), JACK Quartet, loadbang, Steven Schick, Mark Dresser, Miller Theatre
  • Nov 25, 2016: Ittervoort, Netherlands
    Trans (percussion solo and audience), Nuno Aroso, percussion, Adams Percussion Festival, Adams Headquarters

  • January 14, 2017: Cambridge, MA
    Parts for a Floating Space (saxophone and percussion), Philipp Staudlin, saxophone; Aaron Trant, percussion, New Gallery Concert Series, Cambridge Art Association

  • February 16, 2017: Baltimore, MD
    Feng (version for violin), Violaine Melancon, violin, faculty recital, Peabody Conservatory of Music

  • June 18 - July 1, 2017: Banff, Canada

  • August 11, 2017: Tanglewood, MA
    Gobi Canticle (violin and cello), Tanglewood Music Center, Seiji Ozawa Hall