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                                                                                   

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

“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


"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

  • Sept 30, 2016: Toronto, Canada
    Aural Hypothesis (sextet), New Music Concerts Ensemble (Toronto), Music Gallery, St. George the Martyr Anglican Church

  • Oct 5, 2016: La Jolla, CA
    The moon is following us (piano solo), Aleck Karis, Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, University of California, San Diego

  • Oct 14, 2016: Mexico City, Mexico
    The moon is following us (piano solo)Aleck Karis, Sala Manuel M. Ponce (INMA)

  • Oct 15, 2016: Guanajuato, Mexico
    Brush-Stroke (chamber orchestra), Callithumpian Consort, Stephen Drury, conductor, the International Cervantino Festival

  • Oct 16, 2016: Guanajuato, Mexico
    The moon is following us (piano solo), Aleck Karis, the International Cervantino Festival

  • Nov 17, 2016: New York, NY
    Portrait Concert at Miller TheatreSerashi Fragments (string quartet), Ascension (brass quintet and percussion)Luminous (chamber concerto for contrabass), and New Work (quartet), JACK Quartet, loadbang, Steven Schick, Mark Dresser, Miller Theatre