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

  • June 2, 2018: Washington, DC
    Bamboo Lights (for chamber orchestra), Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose, conductor, the Coolidge Auditorium, The Library of Congress
  • 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 22, 2018: New York, NY
    Gobi Gloria (string quartet), Ansonia Quartet, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), Summergarden

  • July 29 - August 3, 2018: Blue Hill, ME
    Composer-in-Residence, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festival
  • August 9, 2018: La Jolla, CA 
    Serashi Fragments (string quartet), The Flux Quartet, La Jolla Music Society SummerFest
  • 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


"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