Leilei Tian

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Leilei Tian: was born in 1971 in China. She began to study piano at the age of six. From 1988 to 1995, she studied composition in Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and got her Master's Degree. In 1997, she went to Sweden to study with Ole Lützow-Holm in the Conservatory of Music in Göteborg and got her postgraduate diploma in 2001. From 2002 to 2003 she has attended the one-year master class for electro-acoustic music in Ircam in Paris and studied with Philippe Leroux, Jonathan Harvey, Tristan Murail, Brian Ferneyhough and Philippe Manoury. Since then she has been living in Paris. She receives commissions by various music institutions, festivals and ensembles. Her music has been widely performed and well received internationally. Performers include Zürich Concert Hall Orchestra, Göteborg Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Gulbenkian Symphony Orcehstra of Lisbon, Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Hongkong Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain of Paris, Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain of Lyon, Nieuw Ensemble of Amsterdam, Nouvelle Ensemble Moderne of Montreal, Ensemble Earplay of San Francisco etc during Festivals such as ISCM World Music Days , Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in UK, Festival Agora in Paris, La Biennale Venice, Gaudeamus Music week, Nordic Music Days etc. She is the also winner of several prestigious international competitions such as Besançon Composition Competition for orchestra in France, Contemporary Music Contest "Citta' di Udine" in Italy, Gaudeamus Competition in Amsterdam, Composition Competition of GRAME in Lyon and ISCM Cash Young Composer’s Award of “World Music Days ” in Zürich. From 2006-2008, she is the residence composer of CoMA Contemporary Music Center in Sweden. The CD of the works written for Axelsson & Nilsson Duo was released in September 2010. In December 2009, her saxophone concerto composed for French saxophonist Claude Delangle and Taipei Chinese Orchestra was recorded by BIS Records and was released in May, 2011. Being awarded « Prix de Rome) » by the Academy of France recently, she will have her one-year residency (2012 -2013) at the Villa Médicis in Rome.
Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


In the beginning for saxophone, accordion and double bass (2019)
The Butter Thief for violin and marimba (2019)
Quatre pétales d'un lotus for string quartet (2018)
Never ending journey for cello and percussion (2016)
Let Us create man for alto saxophone and piano (2013)
Le discours d une larme perdue for erhu and guitar (2012)
La Caverne des Idées (2011)
Arbre de Khamsa for string quartet (2011)
Where everything is music (2011)
Mukti, Mukta for Soprano, Percussion, Violoncello and electronics (2010)
Paradox Céleste for Flute, Soprano, Bird Call Whistles and Percussion (2008)
In our image, in our likeness (2007)
Roaring in the cloud for trombone and percussion (2006)
From Amen to Amen (2006)
Soupir Rosâtre (2005)
Moult (2002)
Yinyun for recorder quartet (2001)
Melting (1998)

Choral Ensemble


Come back, O Shulamite for mixed choir (2019)

String Quartet


Quatre pétales d'un lotus for string quartet (2018)
Arbre de Khamsa for string quartet (2011)
Soupir Rosâtre (2005)

Instrument and Electronics


Aurora for brass quintet (2016)
Chant du désert for contrabass ensemble (2015)
Om for Horn and electronics (2012)
The Hymn of the Pearl for ensemble and electronics (optional) (2011)
Paradisiers for ensemble (2005)
Illusion Réelle for tenor saxophone and electronics (2003)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Aurora for brass quintet (2016)
Chant du désert for contrabass ensemble (2015)
Ensemble Intégrales (2013)
Cadavre exquis for 5 instruments (2010)
Jardin demain (2009)
Jio Quanzi I (La Fontaine du Vin) (2000)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


Il tunnel dell'Amore for 10 instruments (2013)
Burning Rose (2007)
Autre (2006)
Xiu II for 14 instruments (2004)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Fixed Electronic Media


Om for Horn and electronics (2012)

Solo Instrument


Silence compris for piano solo (2012)

Saxophone Quartet


La Caverne des Idées (2011)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Fixed Electronic Media


The Hymn of the Pearl for ensemble and electronics (optional) (2011)
Paradisiers for ensemble (2005)

Other Orchestral Ensembles


Open Secret for alto saxophone and Chinese orchestra (2009)

Concert Band


Xiu III (2009)

Orchestral Music


Xiu III (2009)
Open Secret for alto saxophone and Chinese orchestra (2009)
Jubilee, Jubilate (2007)
Wwww-M (2004)
Zhan Zidu for string orchestra (1998)

Vocal Ensemble


Jio Quanzi II La Fontaine du Vin II (2003)
Water sleeves (2001)

String Orchestra


Zhan Zidu for string orchestra (1998)
Arbre de Khamsa for string quartet (2011)
Aurora for brass quintet (2016)
Autre (2006)
Burning Rose (2007)
Cadavre exquis for 5 instruments (2010)
Chant du désert for contrabass ensemble (2015)
Come back, O Shulamite for mixed choir (2019)
Ensemble Intégrales (2013)
From Amen to Amen (2006)
Il tunnel dell'Amore for 10 instruments (2013)
Illusion Réelle for tenor saxophone and electronics (2003)
In our image, in our likeness (2007)
In the beginning for saxophone, accordion and double bass (2019)
Jardin demain (2009)
Jio Quanzi I (La Fontaine du Vin) (2000)
Jio Quanzi II La Fontaine du Vin II (2003)
Jubilee, Jubilate (2007)
La Caverne des Idées (2011)
Le discours d une larme perdue for erhu and guitar (2012)
Let Us create man for alto saxophone and piano (2013)
Melting (1998)
Moult (2002)
Mukti, Mukta for Soprano, Percussion, Violoncello and electronics (2010)
Never ending journey for cello and percussion (2016)
Om for Horn and electronics (2012)
Open Secret for alto saxophone and Chinese orchestra (2009)
Paradisiers for ensemble (2005)
Paradox Céleste for Flute, Soprano, Bird Call Whistles and Percussion (2008)
Quatre pétales d'un lotus for string quartet (2018)
Roaring in the cloud for trombone and percussion (2006)
Silence compris for piano solo (2012)
Soupir Rosâtre (2005)
The Butter Thief for violin and marimba (2019)
The Hymn of the Pearl for ensemble and electronics (optional) (2011)
Water sleeves (2001)
Where everything is music (2011)
Wwww-M (2004)
Xiu II for 14 instruments (2004)
Xiu III (2009)
Yinyun for recorder quartet (2001)
Zhan Zidu for string orchestra (1998)