Haiou Zhang’s Dawn and Sublimation – Reflections and Transformations in a Post-Pandemic World
Emerging from the fog of uncertainty into a post-pandemic world, Dawn & Sublimation seeks to usher in a sense of hope, transformation and renewal.
In Dawn and Sublimation, Haiou Zhang presents the two most compelling Beethoven Piano Sonatas: “Waldstein”, also known as “L’Aurora” (The Dawn), and Piano Sonata 32, Opus 111, the last of his piano sonatas.
These 2 pieces are the perfect catalysts to fully demonstrate the skills that Haiou Zhang is best known for – his mastery of every nuance of classical piano, his joyful attitude of exploration and creativity that he brings to performances, and a total mastery of the art of performing and communicating through music.
After braving a 2-year global pandemic and embracing the future in the unknown world, “Dawn” & “Sublimation” are the themes depicted in the most profound moments in Beethoven’s Sonatas, in which the concept of transcendence, of entry into a paradisial realm above language, occurs. Apart from the Beethoven selections are Bach’s two transcriptions of the most beautiful melodies – a path into a realm of serenity.
Based in Hannover, Germany Haiou Zhang’s musical career as an international concert pianist has been characterised by his unique gift of artistic and communicative skill. Haiou Zhang is also an influential ambassador for the arts, bridging Eastern and Western culture with his extensive body of work.
He co-founded the International Music Festival, Buxtehude, Altes Land, Hamburg which has become one of the most successful classical music institutions in the Hamburg metropolitan area. From January 2020 Haiou Zhang is appointed as the new Music Director of Öschberghof Klassik in Donaueschingen, and is Artistic Director of international concert series CONCERTS GRAND SALON in Zurich, Switzerland since Spring 2021.
WANG JIAN ZHONG- LIUYANG RIVER 浏阳河
BACH (arr. Feinberg) – LARGO FROM TRIO SONATA NO.5 IN C MAJOR, BWV 529
BACH (arr. Lipatti)- HUNT CANTATA, BWV 208, SHEEP MAY SAFELY GRAZE
BEETHOVEN- PIANO SONATA NO. 21 IN C MAJOR OP. 53 ‘WALDSTEIN’
BEETHOVEN- PIANO SONATA NO. 32 IN C MINOR OP. 111
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