Haochen Zhang – in recital – Harenburg City Center – Dortmund – June 9, 2012 – West German Radio –
Over to Germany this week for a recital by Chinese wunderkind pianist Haochen Zhang, recorded in concert at Harenburg City Center in Dortmund, Germany on June 9, 2012 and preserved for posterity by WDR-3.
The Concert begins with the overture BWV 831 by Bach and then heads over to Six Bagatelles by Beethoven op. 126. After that, a performance of Miroirs by Ravel.Leopold Gododowsky’s Symphonic Metamorphosis of Die Fledermaus of Johann Strauss and concludes with Debussy’s Clair de Lune (plus encores).
In June 2009, Haochen Zhang became the first Chinese competitor (and the youngest at 19) to be awarded the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal at the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. As part of his prize package, Haochen Zhang received commission-free artist management from the Van Cliburn Foundation for three seasons following the competition. Immediately after winning the Gold Medal, Zhang embarked on an extensive three-year tour across the United States and abroad playing an incredible 200 concerts in the Americas, Asia, and Europe, including solos at distinguished festivals such as Beijing Music Festival and the Gilmore International Keyboard Music Festival.
Haochen Zhang has performed with the China National Symphony Orchestra, Krakow State Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and has played concerts throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States including Aspen Music Festival.
In April 2013, he made his debut in Munich with the Munich Philharmonic and the late maestro Lorin Maazel. In 2014, he made his debut at the BBC Proms with Yu Long and the China Philharmonic playing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
In October 2017, Haochen Zhang replaced Lang Lang, whose arm was injured, in China NCPA’s Carnegie Hall debut led by Lü Jia.
In January 2020, Zhang made his debut with the New York Philharmonic in a Lunar New Year concert with Long Yu and he returned for his New York Philharmonic subscription debut with Anna Rakitina in March 2022.
Enjoy the concert.
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