"His technique is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Zhang is, without a doubt, on the cusp of a great career."
Toronto Star, John Terauds
''Haiou Zhang gives a true bang-up performance that I’m sure both Liszt and Horowitz would smile at.''
American Record Guide, James Harrington
His debut CD is a hit in his native China and more than 30,000 copies have been sold, ensuring that he is a recognized personality in the world of music in China.
Only in his mid-20’s,Haiou Zhang has received wide recognition by critics and audiences in Europe, North and South America and the Far East.
For the Franz Liszt 200 anniversary in 2011, his new album – Liszt Piano Works under the German label Hänssler CLASSIC is now on the market worldwide. Both Lufthansa and KLM have scheduled it in the inflight programs. Reviews have been raves throughout Europe, the US, Canada, and South America.
Haiou Zhang conquered thousands of his concert goers throughout the 2010 Canadian Tour with the Slovak Sinfonietta. Ten concerts, almost all sold out and each concert ended up with standing ovations. He subsequently recorded Beethoven's ''Emperor'' piano concerto with the Slovak Sinfonietta. Besides, Haiou reached a larger number of listeners via his lobby concert / interview by Classical Radio 96.3.
Engagements as a soloist have included Rachmaninoff's piano concerto No.3 with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Tchaikovsky piano concerto No.1 with the Warsaw Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Philharmonia Orchestra, Beethoven and Mozart piano concerti with the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, Mannheim Mozart Orchestra, Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra, Polish Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Klassikphilharmonie Hamburg, and Chopin piano concerto No.1 with the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, and a debut in Sao Paolo, Brazil with the Heidelberg Symphony.
Piano recital débuts include the Konzerthaus Berlin, Laeizhalle Hamburg, Gasteig in Munich, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Kissinger Sommer, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sylt Art Fesitval, Würzburg Bach Festival, Augsburg Mozart Festival, Festival ''Best of NRW'', the Festival International de Musique de Besançon, Théâtre de la Coupole Saint-Louis in France, and the Casalmaggiore International Festival in Italy. Haiou returns to make his Canadian recital debut in May 201.
Haiou is heard regularly in concerts and interviews for various radio stations and television, such as CCTV China, SF1 Switzerland, NPR, CBC, Classical FM96.3, Ontario TV Canada, Radio 4 Netherland, ORF 1 Austria, Radio New Zealand, France télévision 3, Bavarian Radio 4, NDR, WDR, Deutschlandradio Kultur and the Deutsche Welle TV.
Beside his concert career, he is Founder and Artistic Director of ''Haiou Zhang International Summer Music Festival'' in Buxtehude, Germany, supporting talented young musicians. The second edition in 2011 was from August 25 to 28.