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                                                                                   

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


FEATURED WORK: Verge
“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



Verge

"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


  • April 10, 2015: Williamsburg, VA
    World Premiere of "The moon is following us" (for solo piano)Yin Zheng, piano, Ewell Recital Hall, Department of Music, College of William & Mary

  • April 16, 2015: San Diego, CA
    Some Empty Thoughts of a Person from Edo (harpsichord solo), Takae Ohnishi, San Diego Museum of Art

  • April 17, 2015: Köln, Germany
    Aural Hypothesis (sextet), Ensemble Phoenix Basel, Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal