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Heralded as “one of the most exciting voices in New Music” (The Wire)Lei Liang (b.1972) is a Chinese-born American composer whose works have been described by TheNew York Times as “hauntingly beautiful and sonically colorful.” The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Aaron Copland Award, Lei Liang’s commissions and performances have come from the New York Philharmonic, the Heidelberger Philharmonisches Orchester, the Taipei Chinese Orchestra, 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, pipa virtuoso Wu Man, percussionist Steven Schick, among others. Lei Liang’s music is recorded on Telarc, Mode, Innova, GM 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 EnglandConservatory 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 ofArts in Xi’an; served as Honorary Professor of Composition and Sound Design atWuhan Conservatory of Music and as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music atMiddlebury College. Since 2007, he has taught as Assistant Professor of Musicat the University of California, San Diego. 

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