Since his gold medal win at the 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, in 2009, Haochen Zhang has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including The Philadelphia, San Francisco Symphony, Munich Philharmonic, London Symphony, Mariinsky, China Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and Singapore Symphony orchestra, He has also appeared at festivals including the BBC Proms, Lucerne Festival, Easter Festival in Moscow, and the Aspen Music Festival. He has worked distinguished conductors, including Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Michael Tilson Thomas, Valery Gergiev, Long Yu, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Gianandrea Noseda, and Lorin Maazel.
In recent seasons, Mr. Zhang has made his Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France debut with Mikko Franck, and toured in China, with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly, and Asia with The Philadelphia Orchestra. In October 2017 he gave a concerto performance at Carnegie Hall with the China NCPA Orchestra, which was followed by his recital debut at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. His 2021–22 season highlights include his Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse debut and a return to the New York Philharmonic, this time conducted by Tugan Sokhiev.
Mr. Zhang’s debut solo album — which includes works by Schumann, Brahms, Janáček, and Liszt — was released by BIS in February 2017. In July 2019 he released his debut concerto album, also on BIS, performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
After studying with Professor Dan Zhaoyi in China beginning at age 11, Haochen Zhang graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he studied with Gary Graffman. Mr. Zhang received the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2017.
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