Born in Xi’an, one of the oldest cities in China, composer and pianist Wang Lu writes music that is dramatic, lyrical, and powerful. Brought up in a musical family with strong Chinese opera and folk music traditions, her works reflect a very natural identification with those influences, through the prism of contemporary instrumental techniques and new sonic possibilities. The musicians of ICE and Yarn/Wire are longstanding champions of Wang Lu, and their enthusiastic devotion will be on full display in this important showcase.
Major support for Composer Portraits is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Photo by Matt Zugale for Miller Theatre