Chinese pianist and composer born in 1982 in Xi’an.
Born in Xi’an, the ancient capital of China, Lu Wang grew up in a family in which traditional music and Chinese opera were ever-present. Her pieces reflect these influences, which she fuses with contemporary instrumental techniques and new sonorities.
Her pieces, written for Western and Chinese ensembles alike, have been performed in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea, as well as throughout Europe and the United States, by ensembles such as the Minnesota Orchestra, Lille National Orchestra, Holland Symfonia, Shanghai National Chinese Orchestra, Albany Symphony, Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles (Belgium), Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (Montreal), Phoenix Ensemble (Basel) and the Beijing New Music Ensemble. In New York, her works have been performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble, Argento Ensemble, Momenta Quartet, So Percussion, and counter(induction, among others.
Lu Wang has participated in many festivals and workshops, such as the Gaudeamus Music Week (where she was a finalist in 2010), Tanglewood Music Center, Cabrillo Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, Takefu International Music Festival, Centre Acanthes, and Beijing Modern. She was awarded a first prize at the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne Young Composers Forum in 2010, won the Tactus International Young Composers Orchestra Forum Award in 2008 and received an ASCAP Morton Gould award.
Selected by the IRCAM and Ensemble intercontemporain reading committee in 2010, she composed past beyond, which the ensemble premiered in Paris in 2012. Recent works include Flowing Water Study II for the American Composers Orchestra (2011) and Hai Zi, premiered in 2012 by the Taipei Chinese Orchestra.
© Ircam-Centre Pompidou, 2012
- Solo (excluding voice)
- Chamber music
- Shear for string quartet (2005), 8 mn 30 s
- Spring water flowing at a flowery moon night for tuba and zheng (2006), 15 mn
- Dialogue of Flowers for violin and piano (2008), 3 mn
- From the Distant Plains for quintet (2008), 10 mn
- From the Distant Plains II for quintet (2009), 10 mn
- elec Spring Struck for percussion quartet and electronics (2009), 12 mn
- Flowing Water Study for flute, viola, harp and cello (2011), 10 mn
- Instrumental ensemble music
- Qing Dan for chinese sextet (2003), 12 mn 30 s
- Kuai Le De Luo Suo for large Chinese orchestra (2007), 15 mn
- Wailing for winds and piano (2007), 8 mn
- Lost Dialects for set (2008), 9 mn
- Siren Song for set (2008), 7 mn
- Wailing for large orchestra (2008), 8 mn
- Altitude for jazz orchestra (2009), 13 mn
- Waltz in July for set (2009), 5 mn
- Cross-Around for ensemble (2010), 13 mn
- Siren Song orchestral version (2010), 8 mn
- Father Tongue for chamber orchestra (2011), 6 mn
- Flowing Water Study II for chamber orchestra and live video (2011), 8 mn
- Hai Zi for chinese ensemble (2012), 15 mn
- past beyond for set (2012), 15 mn
- A cappella vocal music
- Yearning for the beloved for mixed choir (2008), 14 mn
- Shear for string quartet, 8 mn 30 s
- A Distant World for flute, 9 mn 30 s
- Qing Dan for chinese sextet, 12 mn 30 s
- Page personnelle de Lu Wang sur le site de l’Université de Columbia (lien vérifié en septembre 2012).