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Leilei Tian was born in 1971 in Jiangsu Province, China. She began to study piano at the age of six. From 1988 to 1995, she studied in the Department of Composition in Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing with Zhenmin Xu and earned her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees of Arts. In 1997, she went to Sweden and studied with Ole Lutzow-Holm in the Conservatory of Music in Guteborg until 2001. At the same time she attended many master classes in Europe such as Avantgarde Schwaz International Academy for New Composition and Audio-Art in Austria, Internationale Ferienkurse Darmstadt, International Young Composers meeting in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, Voix Nouvelles at Royaumont, and Centre Acanthes in Avignon, France.

Leilei Tian's music has been performed in many countries by professional ensembles; among others: Nieuw Ensemble of Amsterdam, Nouvelle Ensemble Moderne of Montreal, Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Kammarensemble of Stockholm, Guteborg Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra of Radio and Television of Serbia, and Les Jeunes Solistes of Paris. She has received commissions from the French Ministry of Culture, Royaumont Foundation, Swedish Concert Institute and different ensembles.

She is also the winner of competitions such as International Gaudeamus Competition for Young Composers in Amsterdam 1999 (Honorable Mention); 10th Besancon International Composition Competition for orchestra in France (1st prize); IV International Contemporary Music Contest "Citta di Udine" in Italy (1st prize) and International Composition Competition of GRAME in Lyon 2002 (1st prize). She is now attending the "Cursus annuel de composition et d’informatique musicale de l’Ircam 2002/2003" in Paris.

[from program for March 17, 2003 concert]