In October 2022, Haiou Zhang made his orchestral debut at the sold-out Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and received minutes long standing ovations. At the same period have seen major concerts by Haiou Zhang in Germany's most prestigious venues: the great hall of the Philharmonie Berlin, the Gewandhaus Leipzig as well as the Meistersingerhalle Nuremberg or the Philharmonie Essen. Meanwhile, he was nominated for ICMA in November 2021 for his solo album "My 2020" (hänssler CLASSIC) and two more ''Opus Klassik'' nominations. His Mozart CD with the Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra under Thomas Fey was recorded as the official soundtrack for the Netflix series "Money Heist" and received attention worldwide. All his five CD albums have been selected by Lufthansa's onboard music program.
Other milestones include Mozart's Piano Concertos K 414 and 415 with Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin at the Chamber Music Hall of the Philharmonie Berlin in 2018 and Dvorak's Piano Quintet Op. 81 with the Philharmonic String Quartet of the Berlin Philharmonic at the Berlin Philharmonic's Welcome Back Week festival in 2021.
Born in 1984 in Hohhot/China, Haiou Zhang first studied at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, before continuing at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media with Prof. Bernd Goetzke. After numerous competition successes, Haiou Zhang launched his career in 2005/06 with celebrated performances at the Braunschweig Classix Festival, and has since appeared at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, the Kissinger Sommer and many others. In 2010, he founded his own festival in Lower Saxony: the International Music Festival Buxtehude/Altes Land/Harburg/Stade, which is aimed primarily at young audiences. Furthermore, he has been appointed music director of the Öschberghof Klassik concert series in Donaueschingen. Since spring 2021 he is appointed as Artistic Director of international concert series CONCERTS GRAND SALON in Zurich, Switzerland.
Haiou Zhang performs as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, North and South America and Asia; his concert appearances have included the Konzerthaus Berlin, Hamburg's Laeiszhalle, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Brucknerhaus Linz, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Grand Theatre Shanghai, CBC Glenn Gould Studio Hall in Toronto, Sala São Paulo in Brazil, Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore, the Japan Mozart Society in Tokyo and many others. His partners include the NDR Radiophilharmonie under Andrew Manze, the Russian National Philharmonic under Vladimir Spivakov and the Slovak State Symphony Orchestra under Kerry Stratton. He has also performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Württemburg Kammerorchester Heilbronn, the Leipzig Philharmonic Orchestra, the State Orchestras of Braunschweig and Oldenburg, the Philharmonie Südwestfalen and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bremerhaven, as well as internationally with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, the Polish Chamber Philharmoic Orchestra, the Estonian Sinfonietta, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra, the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia, the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Wuhan Philharmonic Orhcestra, Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra etc.
Haiou Zhang's chamber music partners include the vision string quartet, Quatuor Hermès, Quatuor Diotima, Gewandhaus Quartett, Mercore String Quartet, WDR Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players, Hába Quartet, Elphier Quartet and Tianwa Yang, Eldbjørg Hemsing, Sarah Christian, Solenne Paidassi, Benedict Kloeckner, Alexander Hülshoff, Leonid Gorokhov, Christoph Heesch etc.
He is heard regularly in concerts and interviews for various radio stations and television, such as CCTV China, SF1 Switzerland, NPR, BBC3, CBC, Classical FM96.3, Ontario TV Canada, Radio 4 Netherland, ORF 1 Austria, Radio New Zealand, France télévision 3 and has strong presence at German classical radio landscape at BR-Klassik, NDR Kultur, WDR3, SWR2, Deutschlandradio Kultur and the Deutsche Welle TV.
Grand Prix at the fifth Vladimir Horowitz International piano competition and first Piano Duo competition in Shenzhen, China. Haiou Zhang was awarded the audience prize at the Piano Olympics at the Bad Kissingen Summer Festival, Gundlach Music Award and Dr. Maria Zbick Artist Award.
Haiou Zhang was a visiting professor for Euro Arts Music Festival & Academy in Germany for teaching activies and also as a piano jury member of Harmonium OnlinePlus international music competition next to Tamas Ungar, Vladimir Ovchinnikov and Vache Sharafyan. His teaching activities covers prominent music convervatories in China such as Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Xiamen and in Italy - Cagliari, Calabria, Brescia and Catania, as well in the USA, Canada and Singapore.