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




 
  • November 8-11, 2017: Shanghai, China
    International Forum on Music Theory, Shanghai Conservatory of Music

  • November 9, 2017: Shanghai, China
    Ceremony for the publication of Lei Liang's new book, Shanghai Conservatory of Music Press

  • January 12, 2018: La Jolla, CA
    Ascension (brass quintet and percussion), Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, University of California, San Diego

  • January 13, 2018: Dallas, TX
    Garden Eight (piano solo), New Music at the Nasher, Nasher Sculptor Center

  • January 27, 2018: San Francisco, CA
    World Premiere of new work for piano four-hand, ZOFO Piano DuetSan Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • February 24, 2018: Orange County, CA
    Lakescape V (for quartet), loadbang, Chapman University

  • February 282018: La Jolla, CA
    Lakescape V (for quartet), loadbang, Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, University of California, San Diego
  • March 32018: Irvine, CA
    Lakescape V (for quartet), loadbang, University of California, Irvine
  • April 21, 2018: Boston, MA
    World Premiere of A Thousand Mountains, A Million Streams (for orchestra), Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Jordan Hall

  • October 24-28, 2018: La Jolla, CA 
    World Premiere of Inheritance (chamber opera)






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