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Lei Liang

Extended Play: Marathon Concert - Program 2

Miller Theatre at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway at 116th Street, NYC

Sunday, October 16 at 4:30pm

All-Day Pass $25 ($20 with SONiCPass); Each Concert $15 ($12 with SONiCPass)

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Lei Liang: "Yuan"

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Lei Liang (b.1972) is a Chinese-born American composer whose orchestral, chamber and stage works have been performed throughout the world. Winner of the 2011 Rome Prize, Lei Liang is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Aaron Copland Award. His music has received numerous commissions and his music has been performed by the Taipei Chinese Orchestra, the Heidelberger Philharmonisches Orchester, pipa virtuoso Wu Man, the Manhattan Sinfonietta, the Arditti, Ying and Shanghai Quartets, the Meridian Arts Ensemble, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, New York New Music Ensemble and Boston Musica Viva. Lei Liang’s select music is published by Schott Music Corporation, and recorded on Telarc, Mode, New World, Innova, GM, Einstein and Spektral 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 currently serves as Associate Professor of Music at the University of California, San Diego. Lei Liang lives in southern California with his wife, harpsichordist Takae Ohnishi and their son Albert Shin Liang.