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Haochen Zhang



Biography

Since his gold medal win at the 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009, Chinese pianist 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 April 2013, Haochen made his debut in Munich with the Munich Philharmonic and the late maestro Lorin Maazel, followed by a sold-out tour of China. In 2014, he made his debut at the BBC Proms with Yu Long and the China Philharmonic playing Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1. Following a performance in December 2014 with Valery Gergiev and Mariinsky Orchestra in Beijing, Gergiev immediately invited him to perform at the Easter Festival in Moscow, Russia. In the Spring of 2015, Haochen toured with the NDR Hamburg and Thomas Hengelbrock in Tokyo, Beijing, and Shanghai.
Haochen Zhang