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                                                                                   

NEWS
 
Interview by Magnus Lindberg before the world premiere of "Verge" with the New York Philharmonic.                         


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



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


  • June 12, 2015: Ojai Valley, CA 
    Trans (for solo percussion and audience), Steven Schick, Ojai Festival

  • June 23-24, 2015: Tokyo, Japan 
    Residency at Toho Gakuen School of Music 

  • June 24, 2015: Tokyo, Japan 
    Serashi Fragments (string quartet), Toho Gakuen School of Music Student Quartet, Fuga Miwatashi, Rina Miyagawa, violins, Kana Ide, viola, Naoka Shimbo, cello, Toho Gakuen School of Music

  • June 24, 2015: Tokyo, Japan 
    The moon is following us (piano solo), Mayu Murakami, piano, Toho Gakuen School of Music

  • June 29, 2015: Nagoya, Japan 
    Harp Concerto, Tomoko Takada, harp solo, Yukihiro Notsu, conductor, Chamber Music Hall, Aichi University of Fine Arts

  • August 1, 2015: Hong Kong
    Memories of Xiaoxiang (for saxophone and tape), Hong Kong Central City Hall Recital Hall, Chi Him Chik
     
  • August 12, 2015: La Jolla, CA 
    Trans (for solo percussion and audience), Steven Schick, La Jolla Music Society