July 10, 2019, China International TV introduces Lei Liang. Watch it here.
June 30, 2019, China News interviews Lei Liang. Read it here.
March 12th, 2019, News from Schott Music.
On October 24th, 2018, ArtPower and the UC San Diego Department of Music present the world premiere of Inheritance, a new chamber opera by Lei Liang. Read about it here.
November 28, 2017 - Shanghai Conservatory of Music Press releases Questioning in Music: A Collection of Essays by Lei Liang and Musical Analysis of His Works, which includes 17 articles by distinguished scholars, including Profs. Kay Kaufman Shelemay, Yayoi Uno Everett, Nancy Rao, Wai-lim Yip, Robert Kirzinger, Ban Lixia, Chen Hongduo, Zheng Yan, Liang Qing and many others. The first preface of the book was written by Chou Wen-chung, read it here; the second preface by Prof. Li Xi-an, read it here. The book is available here.
April 30, 2017 - Robert Carl of Fanfare Magazine calls Lei Liang's Portrait CD Luminous "this music is challenging, exhilarating, and often sensuous. Performances are through the roof; no composer could ask for more than these players give. And the recorded sound is spacious, indeed spectacular." (Fanfare, May/June 2017)
Dec 29, 2016 - Steve Smith calls Lei Liang's Portrait Concert at Miller Theatre one of the "Best of 2016: 10 Memorable Musical Events" in The Log Journal. Read the article here.
Nov 15, 2016 - New York Times previews Lei's portrait concert at Miller Theatre. Read the article here.
Oct 19, 2016 - Bridge Records released Cuatro Corridos - a chamber opera, performed by Susan Narucki, Aleck Karis, Ayano Kataoka, Pablo Gomez, with libretto by Jorge Volpi. I contributed the music to the 3rd act of this 4-act opera. You can order the disc from Amazon.
Sept 6, 2016 - To see a short documentary film by Keita Funakawa about my recent collaborations with scientists, click here.
July 21, 2016 - Miller Theatre announced Lei Liang Portrait on Nov 17, 2016. See its calendar and program here.
July 15, 2016 - I bid farewell to Qualcomm Institute as its Composer-in-Residence. Read the article here.
March 20, 2016 - Honored to be profiled by San Diego Union Tribune. Read the article here.
Jan 12, 2016 - Excited to announce that we received an award from Creative Capital for our project "Inheritance" (with poet Matt Donovan, production designer Ligia Bouton, and soprano Susan Narucki). Read a New York Times article here.
Dec 22, 2015 - Grateful to be profiled in the Harvard Magazine. Read the article here.
Nov 10, 2015 - Very honored to be one of the winners of the Koussevitzky Foundation Commission from the Library of Congress this year.
Aug 5, 2015 - A New York-based magazine interviewed me, asking me some questions I dreaded to answer, such as "what is the secret to your success?" However, I gave my most honest reply. Read the interview here.
Interview by Magnus Lindberg before the world premiere of "Verge" with the New York Philharmonic. Photo by Chris Lee.
Naxos releases “Verge/Tremors of a Memory Chord” - Lei Liang’s fourth solo album. New York Public Radio WQXR Q2 named it “Album of the Week,” calling it “remarkable…the performances are, without exception, stellar. But they’d have to be: Lei Liang’s scores seem to demand one delicately constructed gesture after another. 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.” Listen to the music and read the full review here.
The Italian blog Percosi Musicali provides a thoughtful review of Lei's disc "A Thousand Mountains, A Million Streams." Read it here.
San Diego Union Tribune lists Inheritance as no.4 of "18 things we loved in the San Diego art scene in 2018." It calls it "a powerful exploration of gun violence," and describes Lei's score as "unique and compelling." Read it here.
James Chute reviews the premiere of Inheritance in New Music Box, calling it "unusually powerful." Read it here.
The Chou Wen-chung Music Research Center opens at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music, Guangzhou, China. Lei Liang was invited by Prof. Chou to serve as Chair of the Advisory Committee as well as its Artistic Director. Yinyue Zhoubao reports the opening conference and concerts in this article. Here is the news from Chou Wen-chung's website.
San Diego Story reviews the premiere of Inheritance, describing the performance "magisterially acted and beautifully sung." "Liang's lyrical style...proved a gift to both singer and listener..." Read it here.
San Diego Union Tribune reviews the premiere of Inheritance. Read it here.
Lei Liang's new opera "Inheritance" uses art and music to address a complex social issue. Read article here.
Watch an interview with Lei Liang and Susan Narucki about their new opera "Inheritance" here.
"House of sorrow," San Diego Union Tribune's Beth Wood previews Inheritance, calling it "groundbreaking." Read the article here.
"An Opera about Sarah Winchester Lends a New Voice to Gun Violence", read the article on Creative Capital here.
La Jolla Light previews chamber opera Inheritance. Read it here.
BMOP/sound releases Lei Liang's first solo album of orchestral music. Order it here.
Lei Liang is featured in San Diego Union Tribune's "Our Immigrant Story," as one of the 60 foreign-born residents of San Diego County. Read the story here.
San Diego Union Tribune calls Lei Liang's premiere at La Jolla SummerFest "triumphant." Read the review here.
UC San Diego News Center announces Lei's three-year residency as the Qualcomm Institute's first Research Artist in Residence. Read the article here.
San Diego Story describes Lei's Petal by Petal, Leaf by Leaf (for flute, viola and harp) "a luminous new work." Read the review here.
San Fransisco Classical Voice calls Lei's Will you come to my dream? (piano duo) "a remarkable piece, exceptionally reserved and introverted to start with, then exploding into shimmering cascades of sounds." Read the article here.
San Diego Union Tribune previews Lei's portrait concert in New York. Read the article here.
San Diego Union Tribune reviews the world premiere of Lei's Song Recollections (for string quartet), calling it a "masterwork." Read the article here.
San Diego Story reviews Song Recollections. Read the article here.
Lei receives the Koussevitzky Foundation Commission. Read San Diego Union Tribune article here.
San Diego Union Tribune reviews Steven Schick's performance of Lei's Trans at Ojai Festival, describes it as "magical." Read the review here.
New Music Box reviews the PRISM Quartet for its 30th anniversary, and includes an insightful passage about Lei's composition YUAN (for saxophone quartet). Read the review here.
San Diego Union Tribune reviews my multimedia work "Hearing Landscapes." Read the review here.
UC San Diego News Center reviews my recent work "Hearing Landscapes". Read the review here.
The Japanese music magazine Record Geijutsu gives a wonderful review of Bamboo Lights.
Chicago Classical Reviews Anubis Quartet's performance of Yuan at University of Chicago's Contempo Series, Feb 5, 2014.
San Diego Tribune reviews the world premiere of Liang's Trans by percussionist Steven Schick in Miller Theatre, New York City, Feb 1, 2014.