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




 
  • January 30, 2018: San Diego, CA
    Petal by Petal, Leaf by Leaf (trio), Rose Lombardo, flute, Brian Che-Yen Chen, viola, Julie Smith Phillips, harp, San Diego Art Institute

  • February 4, 2018: La Jolla, CA 
    My Windows (piano), Pi-hsien Chen, piano, Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, University of California, San Diego

  • February 6, 2018: Hong Kong 
    The moon is following us (piano solo), Kiu Tung Poon, piano, Department of Music, Centre for the Arts, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • February 9, 2018: Hong Kong 
    The moon is following us (piano solo), Kiu Tung Poon, piano, Department of Music, Hong Kong Baptist University

  • February 23, 2018: Brooklyn, NY 
    Will you come to my dream? (piano four-hand)ZOFO Piano DuetNational Sawdust

  • February 24, 2018: Orange County, CA
    Lakescape V (quartet), loadbang, Chapman University

  • February 282018: La Jolla, CA
    Lakescape V (quartet), loadbang, Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, University of California, San Diego
  • March 22018: Irvine, CA
    Lakescape V (quartet), loadbang, University of California, Irvine

  • March 262018: Baltimore, MD
    Feng (violin), Violaine Melancon, violin, faculty recital, Peabody Conservatory of Music

  • April 1, 2018: Grand Forks, ND 
    The moon is following us (piano solo), Kiu Tung Poon, piano, Department of Music, University of North Dakota
  • April 9, 2018: Lewisburg, PA 
    Garden Eight (piano solo), Seth Knopp, piano, Bucknell University
  • April 21, 2018: Boston, MA
    A Thousand Mountains, A Million Streams (for orchestra), WORLD PREMIERE, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Jordan Hall
  • July 10-20, 2018: Valencia, Spain
    Composer-in-Residence, Valencia International Performance Academy & Festival

  • July 22-28, 2018: Bennington, VT
    Composer-in-Residence, Bennington Chamber Music Conference

  • July 29 - August 3, 2018: Blue Hill, ME
    Composer-in-Residence, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festival
  • August 14, 2018: La Jolla, CA 
    New work for Wu Man (pipa) and Steven Schick (percussion), WORLD PREMIERE, commissioned by the La Jolla Festival, Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, University of California, San Diego
  • October 24-28, 2018: La Jolla, CA 
    Inheritance (chamber opera), WORLD PREMIERE, Experimental Theater, University of California, San Diego




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