Since his gold medal win at the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009, Zhang Haochen has captivated audiences in the United States, Europe, and Asia with a unique combination of deep musical sensitivity, fearless imagination and spectacular virtuosity. He has already appeared at many of the world’s leading festivals and with orchestras including the BBC Proms with Yu Long and the Munich Philharmonic with the late Lorin Maazel in a sold-out tour in Munich and China. Highlights of the 2018/19 season include his debut with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, an Asian tour with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and performances with the National Philharmonic, San Angelo Symphony, Guangzhou Symphony, China Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony and Spokane Symphony orchestras, as well as recitals in Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Lucerne and Brussels. He is also an avid chamber musician, collaborating with the Shanghai Quartet, Tokyo String Quartet and Brentano String Quartet, and with young soloists including 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.
Zhang 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 studied with Professor Dan Zhaoyi.