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  • 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

  • Bamboo Lights (Bridge Records) gets a "Best of 2014" from The Boston Globe.

  • The Japanese music magazine Record Geijutsu gives a wonderful review of Bamboo Lights. 

  • The Italian website Percorsi Musicali reviews Lei Liang's latest solo disc Bamboo Lights. Read the review here

  • Musica Koleidoskopea interviews Lei Liang. Read the full article here

  • San Diego Theatre Reviews describes Lei Liang's Trans (for solo percussion and audience) as "exciting, beautiful, and exotic." Read the full review here

  • Boston Classical Review describes Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP)'s premiere of Lei Liang's Xiaoxiang, Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra "riveting and rhapsodic." Read the full review here

  • The Boston Musical Intelligencer describes Lei Liang's Xiaoxiang, Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra as "in total earnestness, and to great effect." Read the full review here

  • 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.

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

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


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 World Records releases Lei's new solo album, Luminous. More info about the disc here. It is also available from Amazon.

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.

July 14, 2015  - Very grateful and pleased to receive a Chamber Music America grant to compose a string quartet for the Formosa Quartet, commissioned by Art of Élan. New piece to be premiered in 2016. 

June 13, 2015  To see a video of "Hearing Landscapes" - my multimedia collaboration with audio software developers Zachary Seldess and Greg Surges, and audio system developer Eric Hamdan, along with software engineers, cultural heritage engineers, click here.

May 1, 2015  - The Washington Post calls my new quartet "masterful" and "irresistible". The quartet was premiered by the Shanghai Quartet at the Freer Gallery, Washington DC. Read the full review here

April 23, 2015  - Very honored and surprised to be named a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music for my concerto "Xiaoxiang" (for saxophone and orchestra). I am grateful for the musicians of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, conductor Gil Rose, and saxophonist Chien-Kwan Lin for the collaboration. Read more here 

Jan 2, 2015  
- Feeling honored that the Harvard ethnomusicologist, Prof. Kay Kaufman Shelemay's textbook Soundscapes: Exploring Music in a Changing World (3rd edition, W.W. Norton) includes a section entitled "the Intercultural Music of Composer Lei Liang". 

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