Lishan Xue, piano
Each year, the 21st Century Piano Commission sponsors a competition with a cash prize for a composition featuring the keyboard instrument. Entries are submitted by collaborative teams of composers and performers from the School of Music.
Through Sonic Illinois, Krannert Center and the School of Music collaboratively explore the tremendous diversity of today’s vital contemporary music scene—a revival of the spirit of the University of Illinois Festival of Contemporary Arts, which was a major cultural force in the mid-20th century. Sonic Illinois, a month-long celebration of new music, honors innovative creators who challenge convention, forge pathways, and expand the creative process.