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".