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Sensation in Summer
Datum: 2015-07-22

On June 14, Haiou Zhang and Vision String Quartet performed Mozart, Beethoven and Dvorak in the chamber music hall of Beethovenhaus Bonn. They did such an impressive performance that the critical Bonn audience made minutes long enthusiastic applaus to cheer them up. The newspaper General Anzeiger has oberserved the combination as ''First League''. 
 
From 4 to 17 July, Haiou Zhang acts as appointed Music Director and Artist-in-Residence at International Music Festival Buxtehude. Almost 400 Minutes of repertoire includes giant compostion such as Liszt Sonata in B minor, Ravel's La Valse, Dvorak's piano quintett Op. 81, Beethoven Sonatas ''Waldstein'', ''Kreutzer'', Piano concerti 1, 2 and 5, offered Haiou Zhang a grand stage to show what he can. All concerts were solt-out and his recital received standing ovation. 
 
The Beethoven Open Air with Heidelberger Sinfoniker under the baton of Maestro Hu Yongyan 胡咏言 acclaimed by the press: 
 
''Wer am Freitagabend auf dem Schützenplatz das Finale des zweieinhalbwöchigen Festivals erlebt und in die Klavierkonzerte Nr. 1, Nr. 2 und Nr. 5 des großen Komponisten eintaucht, der die Musik der Wiener Klassik zu ihrer höchsten Entwicklung geführt und der Romantik den Weg bereitet hat, kommt in den Genuss fantastischer Tonschöpfungen mit hinreißenden Virtuosen, die das Publikum fast drei Stunden lang in Atem halten. Wie aus einem Guss bringen die Ludwig van Beethoven eng verbundenen Heidelberger Sinfoniker und der am Flügel mit seinen Tasten verschmelzende Haiou Zhang, der ein Zauberkünstler ist, die im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert entstandenen Werke des Meisters unter die gebannt lauschenden Zuhörer und erweisen dem vielseitigen Komponisten ihre Reverenz – fließend und perlend, kaskadengleich und verspielt, pointiert und voller Dynamik.'' - The newspaper TAGEBLATT observed
 
 
Haiou Zhang performs Beethoven piano concerti 1 / 2 / 5 with Maestro Hu Yongyan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Successful in China
Datum: 2015-04-28

Ganz andere Musikalität und Klangkultur als der Mainstream - Haiou Zhang fasziniert in China Zahlreiche junge Fans toben und folgen ihm wie verrückt; Fernsehen, Radio und Interviews sind dicht geplant; die Universität der Künste in seiner Heimat hat ihn zum Ehrenprofessor für Musik ernannt, er ist sehr gefragt für Meisterkurse an diversen Musikhochschulen...Haiou Zhang gilt als einer der wenigen sehr ernst zunehmenden Musiker seiner Generation in der Pianisten-Landschaft, auch noch .mit dem Idol-Looks, geht es ab jetzt in China Schritt für Schritt nach oben.
 
 
Haiou Zhang CD signing after his concert in Putian Grand Theatre  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mozart
Datum: 2014-11-19

Der neue Mozart CD ist endlich da!

Haiou Zhang plays Mozart with Grammy nominated  Heidelberger Sinfoniker under the baton of Maestro Thomas Fey

Listening both concerti KV466 and KV467 at Soundcloud CLICK->>

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Haiou Zhang Festival
Datum: 2014-08-20

The Haiou Zhang summer festival - International Music Festival Buxtehude & Altes Land celebrated the huge success at its fifth season. All concerts were completely sold out and the press acclaim waves went over internationally.

NSB Open Air with Haiou Zhang: A "wow" of a Concert
Haiou Zhang and the Russian Chamber Philharmonic St. Petersburg - harmonious partners on stage in Buxtehude


When time stands still, then something really extraordinary is happening. And this is exactly what was happening on Saturday night at the NSB Open Air, which took place at the NSB shipping company's grounds on the road to Harburg. During the Piano Concerto by Sergei Rachmaninoff in d minor Opus 30, it was altogether unclear for exactly how long it was that we had been listening to Haiou Zhang's virtuoso playing. Was it a quarter of an hour or was it longer? From the first to the last note it was a grandiose musical experience that kept the audience breathless right to the end.

The magical stage presence, emanating from the exceptional talent at the piano, was palpable right to the last row of the concert public. When Haiou Zhang sits down on the piano stool, and interprets one of the most difficult pieces of late Romantic concertos with the ease of a virtuoso pianist, then each note takes on an importance for the whole. Not only the mighty fortissimo attacks, but the seemingly small, individual note is all part of the great musical artistic interpretation. Before the "International Music Festival Buxtehude" took place, Haiou Zhang told reporters that at the age of 16 he had been obsessed by this concerto. He had to make it his own. It is such a pleasure that in the comparatively small town of Buxtehude such a great musician delights us with his playing. And an end to the series of Buxtehude "International Music Festival" is not in sight. Without resorting to musical criticism slang, one can only declare the concert to be a "wow". To the audience's delight, in the encore Zhang showed that as well as being a classical virtuoso, he can also play jazz.

 

@Haiou Zhang & Juri Gilbo / Russian Chamber Philharmonic St. Petersburg - Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 Op. 30

 

 

 

Dandy World
Datum: 2014-08-20

The Italian Men's wear luxury Label VIOLA MILANO presents Haiou Zhang with an exclusive interview. Meantime the Haltiner Lifestyle Management nominated him as the best well-dressed male classical musician. For the interview please find out HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

News of news
Datum: 2014-06-16

Haiou Zhang performs Beethoven's piano concerto No. 2 in Offenburg, Ellwangen and Fürstenfeldbruck with the Heidelberger Sinfoniker received enthusiatic acclaims from the press and audience. The renowned Sueddeutsche Zeitung observed his interpreration as ''Haiou Zhang warf sich sogleich mit einem sehr pointierten Anschlag ins Zeug, ließ die Sechzehntelketten herrlich perlen und entwarf so ein etwas anderes Bild von klassischem Ebenmaß, als es das Orchestervorgegeben hatte. Daraus ergab sich eine sich eine interpretatorische Spannung, die auf den Hörer sehr anregend wirkte...''.

Upcoming concerts include Debut in Oslo/Norway at the summer concert serie in Vigeland Museet on 22 June and the 5th Edition of Haiou Zhang's Festival in Buxtehude/Germany. Highlight: Rachmaninoff piano concerto No. 3 Op. 30 with the Russian Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra St. Petersburg under the baton of Maestro Juri Gilbo on 19 July. For further Information please visit the official Website: www.klassik-buxtehude.de

Besides, Haiou Zhang has released his recent live performance with one of his favourite composition on Youtube: Ravel's La Valse. The Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung described it such as ''So wie Haiou Zhang die Klangfarben des Orchesters oder von Orgelregistern aus dem Flügel herauszuholen vermag, das können nur wenige. Eine Virtuosität, für die es offenbar nichts Unmögliches gibt.''

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News 2014 Spring/Summer
Datum: 2014-02-16

Haiou Zhang made his fans meeting in the NCPA and recital debut at the Beijing Concert Hall on 26 Nov 2013. Both events were completely sold out. The enthusiastic audience in Beijing let the backstage once almost out of control. A special thank to C. Bechstein China with their great support. Haiou will return for a recital tour scheduled in Autumn 2014. 
 
Returned in Germany, Haiou Zhang gives two bang-up performances with the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in Osnabrück and Bielefeld. Upcoming concerts include: Liszt Piano Concerto No.1 and Hungarian Fantasy with the Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra in Canada under the baton of Maestro Marco Parisotto in March, Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Heidelberger Sinfoniker under Maestro Thomas Fey in May, Rachmaninoff's gigantic Piano Concerto No.3 with the Russian Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra St. Petersburg under Maestro Juri Gilbo in July, chamber music projects with violinist Christoph Seybold in Oslo/Norway, with Duo Gurfinkel at the International music festival Kreuth/Tegernsee, with pianist François-Xavier Poizat at the festival Puplinge Classique near Geneva/Switzerland, and the Faust Quartet
 
As the designated artistic director and founder of the International Music Festival Buxtehude & Altes Land, Haiou Zhang is welcoming all the festival visitors for its 5th Anniversary. For further Information please visit the official website: www.klassik-buxtehude.de  
 
HINWEIS für die Konzertveranstalter und Fans in Deutschland: Haiou Zhang ist LIVE zu erleben im Radio am 16. März 2014 auf WDR3! Hier Klicken->>  
 
 
 
 
* 22 March 2014, Regent Theatre/Oshawa, Canada  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Haiou Zhang & POMMERY
Datum: 2013-11-01

As the Music Ambassadeur for the leading champagne POMMERY, Haiou Zhang performed at the French Embassy in Vienna and the Lapidarium in Berlin masterpieces from LISZT, DEBUSSY and RAVEL. The performances received enthusiastic acclaims and feedbacks from both audience and press. In connection with the Cuveé Louise series, Haiou Zhang and POMMERY presents a new CD together for this unforgetable sparkles. 
 
Für die musikalischen Schmankerl war der Pianist Haiou Zhang zuständig, der herrliche Stücke von Franz Liszt und Claude Debussy zum Besten gab.”
 
- BUNTE
 
 
Haiou Zhang verzauberte die erlesene Gästeauswahl mit den Klängen von Franz Liszt und Claude Debussy.”
 
- FALSTAFF
 
 












 
Autumn 2013
Datum: 2013-10-12

As Artist-in-Residence at the International Music Festival Buxtehude 4th Edition, Haiou Zhang has offered a giant programme in this summer: Beethoven's Emperor Concerto, Chausson's Concerto in D and Dvorak's piano quintet A Major with the Faust Quatet, Violin and Oboe recitals with Christoph Seybold and Maria Sournatchev, five late Lieder from Mahler and a full-set of piano recital program. The festival earned enormously success from both press and audience. The 5th Edition is going to take place from 17 to 27 July 2014.

The upcoming concerts of Haiou Zhang including prestiges venues in Hamburg, Munich, Berlin, Vienna and with special mention to his lecture about Franz Liszt at the Arts Library in NCPA Beijing. For details please follow Agenda and his Facebook page. 

 

 Artwork@Sabina Przybyla 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

successful Debuts in June
Datum: 2013-06-30

Haiou Zhang gives two bang-up performances on 16 June at the Festival Oettinger Schlosskonzerte with Russian Chamber Philharmonic St. Petersburg under Juri Gilbo, Mozart's piano concerto KV414, oberserved by Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung as:

'' His special expressiveness made ​​clear that the 29-year-old Haiou Zhang is about to catch up with the great pianists of our time. If in his case the idol-like worship of a Lang Lang is missing, one senses that the combination of musical empathy with absolutely excellent playing technique made his appearance a godsend for the Oettinger Palace Concerts. If Mozart's piano concertos do not always reach the depths of Beethoven or other famous romantic piano composers, there is the genius of his piano compositions which, above all, achieve their own kind of "simplicity" by means of their great technical brilliance and an unsurpassed richness of melody. For both these qualities the Chinese pianist Zhang Haiou provided a prime example.''

 

30 June, Mozart's piano concerto KV415 with the ''viennese classic specialist'' Heidelberg Symphony under the baton of Thomas Fey, Debut at the Open Air concert of the prestiges international music festival Weilburger Schlosskonzerte received press acclaims and waves from the audience. The Frankfurter Neue Presse: ''Glänzende Triller, perlende Figurenketten bot blitzsauber Haiou Zhang. Technisch meisterte er seine Aufgabe souverän...elegantes graziles Musizieren...Schön beseelt gelangen Zhang indes die überraschenden Adagio-Einschübe des Rondos. Freien Lauf ließ er seiner Spielfreude bei seinen beiden Zugaben, einem bezaubernd stimmungsvollen Chopin-Nocturne und dem morbiden Rausch der Valse Maurice Ravels.''

 

 

 

 

 

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