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                                                                                   

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“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

  • May 12, 2017: Bowling Green, OH
    Trans (percussion solo and audience), Steven Schick, New Music Gathering, Bowling Green State University

  • May 21, 2017: Queens, NY
    Lakescape V (for quartet), loadbang, Queens New Music Festival, The Secret Theatre

  • May 25, 2017: Charleston, SC
    Trans (percussion solo and audience), Steven Schick, Spoleto Festival

  • May 26, 2017: Charleston, SC
    Trans (percussion solo and audience), Steven Schick, Spoleto Festival

  • June 19 - 25, 2017: Banff, Canada

  • 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, Santa Clara Hyatt Regency and Convention Center

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

  • 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


"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