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

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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




 
  • June 17, 2017: Lisbon, Portugal
    Trans (percussion solo and audience), Nuno Aroso, Percussão Extraordinária

  • June 19 - 25, 2017: Banff, Canada
    Residency

  • June 20, 2017: Banff, Canada
    Trans (percussion solo and audience), Steven Schick, Banff Centre

  • July 2, 2017: Santa Clara, CA
    The Tree Rings (piano four-hand), The 2017 Music Teachers' Association State Convention

  • July 14, 2017: Zhuhai, China
    Petal by Petal, Leaf by Leaf (flute, viola and harp), The Myriad Trio, Zhuhai Grand Theater

  • July 15, 2017: Dongguan, China
    Petal by Petal, Leaf by Leaf (flute, viola and harp), The Myriad Trio, Dongguan Magnolia Grand Theater

  • July 16, 2017: Huizhou, China
    Petal by Petal, Leaf by Leaf (flute, viola and harp), The Myriad Trio, Huizhou Culture and Art Center

  • July 16, 2017: Nagoya, Japan
    The moon is following us (piano solo), Kimihiro Yasaka, piano, Aichi University of Fine Arts

  • July 18, 2017: Xiamen, China
    Petal by Petal, Leaf by Leaf (flute, viola and harp), The Myriad Trio, Xiamen Tankaheei Theater

  • July 20, 2017: Wenzhou, China
    Petal by Petal, Leaf by Leaf (flute, viola and harp), The Myriad Trio, Wenzhou Grand Theater Concert Hall
  • August 11, 2017: Tanglewood, MA
    Gobi Canticle (violin and cello), Tanglewood Music Center, Seiji Ozawa Hall
  • April 21, 2018: Boston, MA
    A Thousand Mountains, A Million Streams (for orchestra), world premiere

  • October 24-28, 2018: La Jolla, CA 
    Inheritance (chamber opera), world premiere


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