- Saturday | February 26, 2022
- 3:00 pm
- 8339 Old York Rd
Haochen Zhang, world renowned pianist in recital
Tickets are $36.00!
This recital will also be available (only to ticket subscribers) via Vimeo in early March 2022. In person audience must be vaccinated and masked; the Sanctuary has hundreds of seats for safe spacing; wheelchair accessible. Plenty of free onsite parking.
Program: Schubert: Allegretto, D915. Schubert: Sonata in Gmajor, D894. Liszt: Transcendental Edudes, S. 139.
Since his gold medal win at the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009, Haochen Zhang has captivated audiences in the United States, Europe, and Asia with a unique combination of deep musical sensitivity, fearless imagination, and spectacular virtuosity. In 2017, Haochen received the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, which recognizes talented musicians with the potential for a major career in music.
Mr. Zhang has already appeared with many of the world’s leading festivals and orchestras including: BBC Proms; China Philharmonic; Munich Philharmonic with the late Lorin Maazel in a sold-out tour in Munich and China (where he has super star status); the Easter Festival in Moscow by special invitation of Maestro Valery Gergiev; Sydney Symphony and David Robertson in a China tour; NDR Hamburg and Thomas Hengelbrock in a tour of Tokyo, Beijing, and Shanghai. Haochen Zhang has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, WDR Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio, San Francisco Symphony, LA Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Japan Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Mariinsky Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, Taiwan Philharmonic, and Hong Kong Philharmonic orchestras. In recital, he has performed at Spivey Hall, La Jolla Music Society, Celebrity Series of Boston, CU Artist Series, Cliburn Concerts, Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap Discovery Series, Lied Center of Kansas and UVM Lane Series, among others. He gave extensive recital and concerto tours in Asia with performances in China, Hong Kong, and Japan. In October 2017, Haochen gave a concerto performance at Carnegie Hall with the NCPA Orchestra, which was followed by his recital debut at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall.
Haochen is also an avid chamber musician, collaborating with colleagues such as the Shanghai Quartet, Tokyo Quartet, Brentano Quartet, and active, young soloists such as violinist Benjamin Beilman and cellist Aurélien Pascal. He is frequently invited by chamber music festivals in the United States including the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and La Jolla Summerfest
Highlights of the 2018-19 season included his debut with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, an Asian tour with The Philadelphia Orchestra; and performances with the National Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, San Angelo Symphony, Guangzhou Symphony, China Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony, and Spokane Symphony, in addition to recitals in Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Lucerne, and Brussels, among others.
Haochen’s 2021- 22 season is completely booked in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. with performances of Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Brahms, Beethoven Piano concertos. In early January and February 2022, Haochen will perform the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Tugan Sokhiev at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, New York City.
In recent seasons Haochen recorded a recital CD, released by BIS Records in February 2017, which includes works by Schumann, Brahms, Janacek, and Liszt. His performances at the Cliburn Competition were released to critical acclaim by Harmonia Mundi in 2009. Mr. Zhang is featured in Peter Rosen’s award-winning documentary chronicling the 2009 Cliburn Competition, A Surprise in Texas.
Born in 1990, Haochen is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he studied under Gary Graffman. He has also been studying periodically with Andreas Haefliger in Vienna. He was previously trained at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the Shenzhen Arts School, where he was admitted in 2001 at the age of 11 to study with Professor Dan Zhaoyi
2017 review in New York Arts of Zankel Hall Carnegie Recital
“ a musician of extraordinary technical mastery and perception. “
Michael Miller, New York Arts