Nan Liang (b. 1988) from Xi’an, China, teaches composition at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Composition in 2011 and 2014 respectively as a student of Mingwu Yin. He then went to Germany for advanced studies with Xiaoyong Chen at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg and continued in the extremely concentrated solo class programme under Oliver Schneller at the Hannover Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien. Liang, who has written solo, chamber, symphonic, and electronic music, has been commissioned by many soloists, ensembles, and festivals including the ensemble xx. jahrhundert (Vienna), Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, Poznan (Poland) Musical Spring, Akkordeonfest Hannover (Germany) and Focus! Festival (USA). His compositions have garnered seven awards domestically and internationally, including the top prizes at the fourth East Asian International Composition Competition in 2008 and the 2010 Shanghai Spring International Music Festival.