“Fingerprints” – the new Bechstein CD from Haiou Zhang

"Fingerprints" is the name of the Hänssler Classic CD that Haiou Zhang recorded last summer on a C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand in the Jesus Christ Church in Berlin-Dahlem. The virtuoso from China will be presenting the same music live during recitals in five German cities.

Talking about his new CD, Haiou Zhang says: “The compositions on Fingerprints are of various styles and epochs. For all their diversity, however, they have one thing in common: each of them evokes the memory of a wonderful, in some cases deeply moving concert experience. […] I have played every one of them worldwide at least fifty times. The recordings embody these multilayered concert experiences, bringing the tone images to renewed life.”

The CD includes the following works:

Johann Sebastian Bach: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor (BWV 903)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata in F major (KV 332)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C major, op. 53, “Waldstein”
Alexander Scriabin: Album Leaf in E flat major, op. 45/1
Claude Debussy: Étude no. 11, “Pour les arpèges composés”
Maurice Ravel: La Valse
Wang Jianzhong: Liuyang River

Haiou Zhang will present the entire CD content at each of two recitals in Hamburg and Berlin:

April 15, 2017, at 5:00 PM: Hamburg, Mozartsaal
April 21, 2017, at 8:00 PM: Berlin, Konzerthaus

Book your ticket

Haiou Zhang will present selected works by Bach, Mozart and Beethoven from his new CD at three C. Bechstein Centers in Germany:

April 27, 2017, C. Bechstein Center Frankfurt, 7:30 PM; frankfurt@bechstein.de
April 28, 2017, C. Bechstein Center Düsseldorf, 6:00 PM; duesseldorf@bechstein.de
April 29, 2017, C. Bechstein Center Hanover, 5:00 PM; hannover@bechstein.de

Admission is free at all three recitals. RSVP via e-mail is requested. Each of the recitals will be followed by a CD signing and Pommery champagne reception.

Haiou Zhang: biography

Haiou Zhang was born in Peking in 1984. He first studied at the conservatory in his home town, then at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media from 2002 on and gave recitals parallel to his studies. He has accepted invitations to tour Europe, Canada, the USA, South America and Asia, and has performed as soloist with various famous orchestras (NDR Radiophilharmonie, Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian Chamber Philharmonic St. Petersburg, Filharmonia Narodowa, Česká filharmonie, Slovak Sinfoniett, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra, Ukraine State Philharmonic Orchestra, etc.). He has also given recitals in renowned concert halls in Amsterdam, Beijing, Berlin, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hanover, Hamburg, Munich, Oslo, São Paulo and Vienna.

Furthermore he has participated in such music festivals as Kissinger Sommer, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Festival International de Musique de Besançon, Mozartiade Augsburg and Beethovenfest Bonn.

In 2010 Haiou Zhang founded the International Music festival Buxtehude & Altes Land, of which he is the musical director to this day.

In the “Liszt Year 2011”, he recorded a CD with works by the great Romantic composer on a C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand. Published under the label Hänssler Classic, this CD enjoyed favorable reviews worldwide and was followed by another one with the piano concertos KV 466 and 467 by Mozart. Haiou Zhang will be presenting the music featured on his latest CD at the recitals given in Berlin and Hamburg.

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