“Everything in Flow” was the title of the concert held on 10th October 2022 that internationally-acclaimed pianist Haiou Zhang gave together with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, one of Germany’s greatest concert halls, seating 2,100 whereby the performers are in the center of the hall surrounded by the audience in the vineyard style arrangement. The occasion was the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Germany. 



Chinese pianist Haiou Zhang, who now lives in Germany, put together a programme together with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra that couldn’t be more symbolic.


Schumann’s “Rhenish” Symphony celebrates the great German river with infectious Romantic verve, full of joie de vivre and flowing melodies. Premiering at this venue and in contrast to the Schumann, “The Yellow River” piano concerto, based on the cantata of the same name by the Chinese composer Xian Xinghai, stands for Chinese independence, and was written in 1968/69 as a collective composition in the spirit of positive socialism. The Mozart piano concerto forms a connecting link between the two worlds, for Mozart embodies the direct, cross-border power of music more strongly than almost any other composer.


Haiou Zhang and the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra played to a sold-out house and received standing ovations after the performance.


Read more about this amazing performance on the C. Bechstein official website, and on Haiou Zhang’s official Facebook.