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.
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