Lei Liang

Performing Arts, 2016

Heralded as “one of the most exciting voices in New Music” (The Wire), Lei Liang is a Chinese-born American composer whose works have been described as “hauntingly beautiful” by The New York Times, and as “far, far out of the ordinary, brilliantly original and inarguably gorgeous” by The Washington Post. A finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music, Lei Liang is winner of the 2011 Rome Prize, the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and Koussevitzky Foundation Award from the Library of Congress. He was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert for the inaugural concert of the CONTACT! new music series. Lei Liang’s music is recorded on Naxos, New World, Bridge and Mode Records and published exclusively by Schott Music Corporation (New York). He serves as Professor of Music at the University of California, San Diego.