Wang Lu
About The Series

Composer Portraits

Miller's flagship series exposes audiences to the boundary-breaking music of today, with evening-length...

Composer Portraits

Wang Lu

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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.


  • Wang Lu composer
  • International Contemporary Ensemble
  • Yarn/Wire


  • new work for Yarn/Wire (2019), world premiere, Miller Theatre co-commission
  • Childhood Amnesia (2017)
  • Rates of Extinction (2016)
  • Urban Inventory  (2015)
  • Siren Song  (2008)

Additional Information

Major support for Composer Portraits is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photo by Matt Zugale for Miller Theatre.