Leilei Tian

(born in 1971, China, resident in France) composer. She began to study piano at the age of six. From 1988 to 1995, she studied composition in the 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 attended the one-year course 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. Her music has been widely performed and well received internationally. Performers include Zürich Concert Hall Orchestra, Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Gulbenkian Symphony Orchestra, Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, National Orchestra of Radio and Television of Serbia, 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, Festival Agora in Paris, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in UK, La Biennale Venice in Italy, Gaudeamus Music week in Amsterdam, Nordic Music Days, Asian Music Festival etc. Her music is also recorded on CDs and broadcasted by radios in many countries. From 2006-2008, she was the residence composer of CoMA Contemporary Music Center in Sweden. Being awarded Prix de Rome (Rome Prize) by the Academy of France, she had her one-year residency at Villa Medici in Rome (2012-2013).
Selected works: Il tunnel dell’Amore, 2013, for 10 instruments, 8’, Forum/Scène commission Blanc-Mesnil, France, first performance, Forum/Scène, by Ensemble Erik Satie, May 25, 2013; The Hymn of the Pearl, 2011, for five instruments and tape, 9’, Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble commission (Portugal), first performance, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbonne, September 09, 2011;  Open Secret, 2009, for Soprano, saxophone and Chinese orchestra, 15’, state commission France,  first performance Zhongshan Hall (Taipei, Taiwan) December 05, 2009, CD: BIS Records, 2011, N° 1790; In our image, in our likeness, 2007, for violin and recorder, 15’, Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University commission, first performance Fylkingen, Stockholm, February 18, 2011; Burning Rose, 2007, for chamber orchestra (17 instruments), 14’, Ensemble Intercontemporain and Ircam commission (Paris) for Ensemble Intercontemporain, first performance Festival Agora, Ircam, Paris, June 22, 2007; Autre, 2006, for eleven instruments, 10’, ISCM for Nieuw Ensemble of Amsterdam commission, first performance International Gaudeamus Music week (Amsterdam), September 09, 2006
Awards: In our image, in our likeness, Järnåkerstipendiet Award  2012 for chamber music piece, Sweden; Illusion Réelle, selection, 32nd International Competition for Electronic Music of Bourges 2005; Wu,1st Prize, IV International Contemporary Music Contest "Citta' di Udine", Italy, 2002; Sâdhana, 1st Prize (Grand Prix), 10th International Composition Competition of Besançon for orchestra piece in France, 2001 and CASH Young Composer’s Award 2004 by l’ISCM (International Society for Contemporary Music) during “World Music Days” in Zürich.

Contact: www.tianleilei.org