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

  • May 7, 2016: La Jolla, CA 
    Deriving Worlds, world premiere, a film produced by Lei Liang in collaboration with Keita Funakawa, the Filmatic Festival, Qualcomm Institute/Calit2, University of California, San Diego

  • May 13, 2016: Nagoya, Japan 
    The moon is following us (piano solo), Aleck Karis, Aichi University of the Arts

  • May 14, 2016: Irvine, CA 
    Hearing Landscapes (multi-channel electro-acousitc work), Center for Interesting Noises, Ayala Science Library, University of California, Irvine

  • May 19, 2016: Shanghai, China 
    The moon is following us (piano solo), Aleck Karis, East China Normal University

  • May 20, 2016: Shanghai, China 
    The moon is following us (piano solo), Aleck Karis, Shanghai Conservatory of Music

  • May 22, 2016: Beijing, China 
    Xiaoxiang (concerto for saxophone and orchestra), Chien-Kwan Lin, saxophone solo, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Jose Serebrier, conductor, Opening Concert, Beijing Modern Music Festival, The Concert Hall of National Grand Theatre

  • June 5, 2016: Köln, Germany 
    Gobi Canticle (violin and cello)E-Mex Ensemble, Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst

  • Oct 15, 2016: Guanajuato, Mexico
    Brush-Stroke (chamber orchestra), Callithumpian Consort, Stephen Drury, conductor, the International Cervantino Festival

  • Oct 16, 2016: Guanajuato, Mexico
    The moon is following us (piano solo), Aleck Karis, the International Cervantino Festival