Haochen ZhangOctober 13, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Orvis Auditorium
Haochen Zhang remembered the moment his parents bought him a piano when he was just 4 years old, saying, `It looked like a big toy to me.` The next year he was taking lessons and showed ability far beyond other students in his age group. He has been performing and winning prestigious awards ever since. It has been three years since he won the ultra competitive Van Cliborn International Piano Competition, and 15 years ago he began touring the major cities in China. It has been 16 years since his orchestral debut, and 17 years his since his first recital at the Shanghai Music Hall where he played all of Bach`s two part inventions. Haochen is only 22 years old.
Zhang grew up in Shanghai and studied the piano at the Shenzen Arts School (where he was admitted at the age of 11), but spends extensive time abroad. In 2005 he moved to Pennsylvania to study at the Curtis institute of Music under the guidance of legendary Gary Graffman and has performed throughout much of the world including tours in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Among many others, he has performed with the London, Israel, New Jersey, and Philadelphia Philharmonic Orchestras.
He is both insightful and daring and posses a marvelous sense of touch and color. Christian Hertzog wrote in the San Diego Union Tribune, `One thing I can say for certain, �. is that this young man right now is playing at a level equal to or better than many of the established pianists on the recital circuit.`
On Saturday, October 13th at Orvis Auditorium on the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus, Haochen Zhang will be performing Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Quasi una fantasia, Op. 27, No. 2, Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven, 1801), Carnaval Op. 9 (Schumann, 1834), Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in Eb Major, Op. 22 (Chopin, 1830-31) and Preludes, Book 1 (Debussy, 1909-1910).
Sponsored in part by the Manoa Arts & Minds Series, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Part of a Performing Arts Presenters of Hawaii tour.
Tickets are available on line at www.etickethawaii.com, by phone at 944-2697, or visit any UH Ticket outlet, service charges apply. Advance sales end at midnight the day prior to the performance. For more information call 956-8246.
Outreach College Communtiy Services, Mānoa Campus
956.8246, email@example.com, http://www.outreach.hawaii.edu/community/default.asp