Haochen 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 was admitted in 2001 at the age of 11 to study with Professor Dan Zhaoyi. He won in 2009 the Gold Medal at the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and in 2017, Haochen received the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, which recognizes talented musicians with the potential for a major career in music.
Haochen has already appeared with many of the world’s leading festivals and orchestras such as the BBC Proms with Long Yu and the China Philharmonic, the Münchner Philharmoniker with the late Lorin Maazel in a sold-out tour in Munich and China, The Philadelphia Orchestra with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Sydney Symphony and David Robertson in a China tour, and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester in Hamburg and Thomas Hengelbrock in a tour of Tokyo, Beijing, and Shanghai. In recital, he has performed at Spivey Hall, La Jolla Music Society and Cliburn Concerts, among others.
Haochen recently debuted with the New York Philharmonic and Lucerne Festival Orchestra, toured Asia with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and performed with the Dover Quartet at Kennedy Center. In the 2022-23 season, Haochen joins the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, Staatskapelle Berlin, Arizona Musicfest Festival Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic and Memphis Symphony Orchestra, along with the Chinese symphonies of Shanghai and Guangzhou, plus China Philharmonic Orchestra with Maestro Long Yu. He additionally gives North American tours with the Dover Quartet and makes recital appearances at the Chopin Society and in Asia.