Since his gold medal win at the 13th Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009, Haochen Zhang has captivated audiences in the United States, Europe, and Asia with a unique combination of deep musical sensitivity and fearless imagination. He has performed with many of the world’s great orchestras, including The Philadelphia, Munich Philharmonic, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Hamburg’s NDR Elbphilharmonie, WDR Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Japan Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Mariinsky, Warsaw Philharmonic, Taiwan Philharmonic, and Hong Kong Philharmonic orchestras. He has appeared in recitals across North America, Europe, and Asia. In October 2017 Mr. Zhang performed with the NCPA Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and soon after gave his first recital at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall. He has already appeared at many of the world’s leading festivals, including the BBC Proms (with Long Yu and the China Philharmonic Orchestra), the Lucerne Festival, and the Moscow Easter Festival.
In July 2019, Mr. Zhang released his debut concerto album on BIS Records, performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra. His debut solo album, released by BIS in February 2017, features works by Schumann, Brahms, Janáček, and Liszt.
Haochen Zhang is a graduate of Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Gary Graffman. He has also been studying periodically with Andreas Haefliger in Vienna. He was previously trained at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the Shenzhen Arts School, where he was admitted in 2001 at the age of 11 to study with Dan Zhaoyi.