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Lei Liang
February 20, 2011, 11:36 pm
Filed under: Composers


Lei Liang

Born: November 28, 1972

Current Location: San Diego, CA



Lei Liang (b.1972) is a Chinese-born American composer whose orchestral, chamber and stage works have been performed throughout the world. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Aaron Copland Award, Lei Liang was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert for the inaugural concert of the CONTACT! new music series. Other commissions and performances come from the Taipei Chinese Orchestra, the Heidelberger Philharmonisches Orchester, National Endowment for the Arts, the Fromm Music Foundation, Meet the Composer, Chamber Music America, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, the Manhattan Sinfonietta, the Arditti, Ying and Shanghai Quartets, the Meridian Arts Ensemble, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, New York New Music Ensemble, Boston Musica Viva and pipa virtuoso Wu Man. Lei Liang’s music is recorded on Telarc, Mode, Innova, GM, Einstein, Spektral and New World (forthcoming) Records. As a scholar, he is active in the research and preservation of traditional Asian music. Lei Liang studied composition with Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Robert Cogan, Chaya Czernowin, and Mario Davidovsky, and received degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music (BM and MM) and Harvard University (PhD). He was named Junior Fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard University; taught in China as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Shaanxi Normal University College of Arts in Xi’an; served as Honorary Professor of Composition and Sound Design at Wuhan Conservatory of Music and as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Middlebury College. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Music at the University of California, San Diego.

Music © 2011 Lei Liang

Photograph © 2011 Carl Cao

Milou and Serashi Fragments published by Lei Liang Publishing (ASCAP)  –  Yuan by Schott Music Corp (ASCAP)

Milou and Yuan published by New World Records (80715-2, forthcoming, 2011)  –  Serashi Fragments published by Mode Records (210, 2009)

Yuan is performed by the Radnofsky Quartet  –  Serashi Fragments is performed by the Arditti Quartet

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Theme Music composed by Sarah Horick

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