hänssler CLASSIC HC17022
CD INTERVIEW: Hr2 Kultur (Frankfurt Radio)
Fingerprints finally became the title of my new CD album, which gives the upcoming disc quite a personal touch. Every composition is very different in style but each has the same mental flow: they are all undoubtedly my favourites. I do not see my job as just being to record a CD and then release it onto the market. Every single piece on the CD has been played as a live experience in at least 50 concerts before I get the feeling that it is ready to be recorded. This process was indispensable in order to give me the most freedom which is needed for the entire performance; it inspires me to bring sound pictures to life.
Fingerprints is selected as ALBUM PICK by the LUFTHANSA MAGAZINE for Edition October 2017. Further information at Arkivmusic
"He can also play the most difficult of all: Mozart. After a recording with the piano concertos K.466 and 467, the new CD by the Chinese pianist Haiou Zhang on the hänssler CLASSIC label, includes, as well as Bach, an exciting Beethoven Sonata ("Waldstein") and Ravels' "La Valse". It also contains the F major Sonata K.332 by Mozart.. It is admirably differentiated both by its decidedly dynamic form, its richness in variety of tempo and also the natural flow, without which - in playing Mozart - mannerism can quickly arise."
- Süddeutsche Zeitung, Klaus Kalchschmid