In 2009 at just 19 years old, Haochen Zhang became one of the youngest pianists to win the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Now, Haochen Zhang is delighted to announce the release of his first studio album on February 10, 2017 on BIS Records. The album features works by Schumann, Liszt, Janácek, and Brahms.
Haochen reflects on his new release saying:
"This album consists of works which not only speak to me in a very intimate way, but also connect with one another at a corresponding level of intimacy: as a whole they form a unique musical narrative. Although I have always been keen to learn and perform all genres and styles, I feel irresistibly drawn to music of a reflective and introspective nature. This is perhaps in part due to the inward-looking aspect of the classical culture of my home country which has fascinated me since childhood, and also to the innate introverted side of my personality."
Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15
Franz Liszt: Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S. 171
Leoš Janáček: Sonata 1.X.1905 "From the Streets"
Johannes Brahms: Drei Intermezzi, Op. 117