Since winning the gold medal at the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009, Haochen Zhang has captivated audiences in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia with a unique combination of deep musical sensitivity, fearless imagination, and spectacular virtuosity. In 2017, he received the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. Haochen Zhang has already appeared at many of the world’s leading festivals and with prestigious orchestras all over the world including the Philadelphia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and China Philharmonic Orchestra. In recital, he has performed on many of the major stages in the world.
In July 2019, Haochen Zhang released his début concerto album on BIS Records performing Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra under Dima Slobodeniouk. His début solo album, which includes works by Schumann, Brahms, Janáček and Liszt, was released by BIS in February 2017.Haochen Zhang is also an avid chamber musician, working with colleagues such as the Shanghai and Brentano Quartets as well as the Dover Quartet with which he now collaborates each season. He is frequently invited by chamber music festivals in the United States including the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and La Jolla Summerfest.
He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he studied under Gary Graffman. He was previously trained at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the Shenzhen Arts School with Professor Dan Zhaoyi.