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Haochen Zhang Performs Rachmaninoff


Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall

Price Range



2 Hours with Intermission

Date & Times


Mar, 2022

Thursday, 7:30 PM


Apr, 2022

Friday, 8:00 PM


Apr, 2022

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

Van Cliburn Competition winner Haochen Zhang performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, beloved from beginning to end, especially for its instantly recognizable second movement. Tugan Sokhiev also conducts Prokofiev’s most popular symphony, which the composer called “a hymn to free and happy Man,” and Lili Boulanger’s exquisite, Impressionistic miniature.

Program To Include

L. Boulanger

D’un matin de printemps



Piano Concerto No. 2



Symphony No. 5


Tugan Sokhiev


Tugan Sokhiev


Tugan Sokhiev


Internationally renowned conductor Tugan Sokhiev shares his time between symphony orchestras and opera houses all over the world, and serves as music director at both the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse (since 2008) and Moscow’s prestigious Bolshoi Theatre (since 2014).

He is one of the last students of legendary teacher Ilya Musin at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Eager to share his expertise, Mr. Sokhiev initiated a Conducting Academy in Toulouse. His interest in classical music’s French-Russian relationships led him to become artistic director of the Franco-Russian Festival in Toulouse, bringing the Bolshoi Orchestra to the festival and to the Philharmonie de Paris.

As a guest conductor, Mr. Sokhiev regularly conducts the world’s most prominent ensembles including the Vienna, Berlin, and New York philharmonic orchestras; Boston, Chicago, and NHK symphony orchestras; and The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra dell’accademia nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, where he was principal conductor from 2012 to 2017.

In early 2021 he conducted a highly successful production of Richard Strauss’s Salome at the Bolshoi Theatre (in a Metropolitan Opera co-production), where later this year he will lead a new production of Musorgsky’s Khovanshchina (in co-production with the Bavarian Staatsoper). Upcoming engagements include debuts with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Staatskappelle (in Dresden and at the Salzburg Easter Festival), and Munich Philharmonic, and returns to the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic orchestras and leading American orchestras. In October 2021 he will conduct Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra on tour to Russia, South Korea, and Japan.

Tugan Sokhiev’s rich and varied discography included recordings with the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse on Warner Classics (including Shostakovich’s Eighth Symphony, awarded the Diapason D’Or in 2020), and Tchaikovsky’s Fourth and Fifth Symphonies, Mussorgsky / Ravel’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and The Firebird on Naïve Classique.

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Haochen Zhang


Haochen Zhang




Since his gold medal win at the 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, in 2009, Haochen Zhang has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including The Philadelphia, San Francisco Symphony, Munich Philharmonic, London Symphony, Mariinsky, China Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and Singapore Symphony orchestra, He has also appeared at festivals including the BBC Proms, Lucerne Festival, Easter Festival in Moscow, and the Aspen Music Festival. He has worked distinguished conductors, including Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Michael Tilson Thomas, Valery Gergiev, Long Yu, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Gianandrea Noseda, and Lorin Maazel.

In recent seasons, Mr. Zhang has made his Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France debut with Mikko Franck, and toured in China, with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly, and Asia with The Philadelphia Orchestra. In October 2017 he gave a concerto performance at Carnegie Hall with the China NCPA Orchestra, which was followed by his recital debut at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. His 2021–22 season highlights include his Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse debut and a return to the New York Philharmonic, this time conducted by Tugan Sokhiev.

Mr. Zhang’s debut solo album — which includes works by Schumann, Brahms, Janáček, and Liszt — was released by BIS in February 2017. In July 2019 he released his debut concerto album, also on BIS, performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

After studying with Professor Dan Zhaoyi in China beginning at age 11, Haochen Zhang graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he studied with Gary Graffman. Mr. Zhang received the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2017.

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Special Thanks
Haochen Zhang’s appearance is made possible through the Lawrence and Ronnie Ackman Family Fund for Distinguished Pianists.

The Donna and Marvin Schwartz Virtuoso Piano Performance Series has provided major support for Haochen Zhang’s appearances during the New York Philharmonic’s 2021–22 season.

Tugan Sokhiev’s appearance is made possible through the Charles A. Dana Distinguished Conductors Endowment Fund.

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