Haiou Zhang PHOTOS AND Biography

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„The B minor Sonata of Liszt, in music once considered technically unplayable and musically incomprehensible, Haiou Zhang recreates a visionary masterpiece and a landmark in the history of music with exceptional grandeur and lucidity(…)Haiou Zhang is a most serious artist.”
- Gramophone Magazine, Bryce Morrison

„Haiou Zhang gives a true bang-up performance that I’m sure both Liszt and Horowitz would smile at.”
- American Record Guide, James Harrington

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Only in his young age, Haiou Zhang has received wide recognition by critics and audiences in Europe, North and South America and the Far East.

In the last three seasons, Haiou Zhang performed over 30 recitals throughout major concert halls in China for more than 40000 classical music lovers in China. A renewed concert tour in 2019 with Macedonian Philharmonic under the Israeli conductor Yeruham Sharovsky received enthusiastic acclaims for his interpretation of Tchaikovsky piano concerto No.1.

His 3 CD albums under the nobel label hänssler CLASSIC are now on the market worldwide. Lufthansa have selected it in the official board music programs. Reviews have been raves throughout Europe, the United States, Canada and South America. In March 2019 Haiou Zhang launched his new Mozart concerto CD with NDR Philharmonic String Players. "I find Zhang graceful and sensitive in the introspective slow movements, so emotionally affecting, and suitably brisk and vivacious in the Finales." - Musicweb International observed.

In the season 2018/2019 he performs Tchaikovsky piano concerto No.1 with Russian National Philharmonic under Vladimir Spivakov in their Europa Tour, Beethoven piano concerto No.5 with NDR Radiophilharmonie under Andrew Manze, Rachmaninoff piano concerto No.3 with Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra under Vakhtang Kakhidze, Mendelssohn piano concerto No.2 with Nuremburg Symphony Orchestra and Mozart piano concerti circles with Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, Estonian Sinfonietta, musica assoluta, National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia. Exciting concert debuts brought him to the Philharmonie Berlin, Philharmonie Essen and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

Haiou Zhang conquered thousands of his concert goers on a Canadian Tour with the Slovak Sinfonietta under Kerry Stratton performing Beethoven piano concerti and Mozart piano concerto No.21 K. 467 with Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra under Thomas Fey in Brazil. Standing ovations accompanied him at every single concert. Engagements as a soloist have included with Russian Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra St. Petersburg under Juri Gilbo, Orchestra Filharmonica della Calabria under Filippo Arlia, Beijing Symphony Orchestra under Lihua Tan, Ontario Philharmonic under Marco Parisotto and German orchestras such as Hamburg Symphoniker, Nürnberger Symphoniker, Bochum Symphoniker, Brandenburg Symphoniker, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn and the Polish Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Sopot, the Czech Hradec Králové Philharmonic as well the National Philharmonic of Ukraine.

Haiou Zhang performed in finest concerts hall and festivals: Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Beijing Concert Hall, CBC Glenn Could Studio Toronto and Konzerthaus Berlin, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Gasteig Munich, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Beethovenhaus Bonn, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Kissinger Sommer, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Würzburg Bach Festival, Augsburg Mozart Festival, Weilburger Schlosskonzerte, Hohenloher Kultursommer, Festival International de Musique de Besançon in France, Festival de Música de Sant Pere de Rodes in Spain and International Music Festival Trecastagni in Italy.

His chamber music collaborators are the vision string quartet, Quatuor Hermès, Meccore String Quartet, Eldbjørg Hemsing, Feng Ning, Sarah Christian, Friederike Starkloff, Solenne Paidassi and Leonid Gorokhov.

Haiou Zhang 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 Bad Kissingen Summer Festival, Gundlach Music Award and Dr. Maria Zbick Artist Award.

Beside his concert career, he is also the Music Director of International Music Festival Buxtehude, Altes Land & Harburg in Northern Germany. The festival has established as one of he most successful classical music institution in the Hamburg metropolitan area. Haiou Zhang gives masterclasses in Canada, USA, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and diverse universities in China.

Haiou Zhang received his very first piano lesson at the age of almost nine years old. Two years later he stands out as the one of the only 4 (150 in total) candidates get accepted into the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and graduated in 2002 with special honors. 2011, he graduated with the best note in the soloist-class at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover with Prof. Bernd Goetzke, the last pupil of the legendary pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli.