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

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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

  • February 26, 2017: Portimão, Portugal
    Trans (percussion solo and audience), Nuno Aroso, VI Festival Internacional de Percussão de Portimão, Museu de Portimão

  • March 18, 2017: West Chester, PA 
    Lake (version for flute and saxophone), Becki Simon and Sam Lorber, Flute Fair Day, Swope Music Building, West Chester University

  • March 25, 2017: Taipei, Taiwan
    Lakescape IV (for Chinese ensemble), Taiwan National Concert Hall, Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra, Chih-Sheng Chen, conductor, Taiwan International Festival of Arts

  • June 19 - 25, 2017: Banff, Canada

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

  • August 11, 2017: Tanglewood, MA
    Gobi Canticle (violin and cello), Tanglewood Music Center, Seiji Ozawa Hall

  • October (TBA), 2017: Boston, MA
    A Thousand Mountains, A Million Streams (for orchestra), 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