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Zhang, Haofu - M - Belgium 

 
 

 

Biography

Zhang Haofu (1952-) composer, tenured professor at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Brussels, member
of the Belgian Ministry of Culture Contemporary Music Review Committee. Graduated from the Xi'an
Conservatory of Music, the Royal Conservatory of Music of Brussels, the Ecole Normale Supérieure of
Paris and the Georges Pompidou Institute of Modern Music of Paris (IRCAM).
In 1990, his work, “Le Cours du Temps - for wind and percussion orchestra” won the first prize at the 4th
Havre International Composition Competition in France. In December of the same year, he was the first
laureate with his work “Crépuscule - for cello and orchestra” at the 13th Valentino Bucchi International
Composition Competition in Italy. In 2002 and 2006, he was three times awarded by the Belgian Royal
Academy of Arts for his works “Second String Quartet”, “Third String Quartet” and “La Voûte Ethérée for
piano”. In 2007, the Royal Conservatory of Music of Brussels awarded him the Darche Frères Heritage
Award for his outstanding achievement to the composition field. In 2014, he was nominated for the
SABAM awards as one out of four outstanding composers in Belgium by the Belgian association of authors,
composers and publishers.
In 2001, 2004 and 2007, respectively Musiques Nouvelles Orchestra, Belgian Sinology Institute, Royal
Conservatory of Music of Brussels organized three concerts dedicated to Haofu Zhang’s works. In 2003
and 2004, the Dexia National Piano Competition of Belgium selected his work “Riverside” for piano solo
as the set piece to be performed by candidates. In 2011, Chinese television CCTV dedicated a full
documentary about his musical career. Since 1995, he benefited every year from grants awarded by the
Belgian Ministry of Culture Fund to outstanding composers.
From 1982 to 1987, he was a composer in residence at the China Broadcasting Corporation symphony
orchestra. Since 1987, he lives and works in Europe. His work has been performed at Festivals of modern
music in many countries in Europe, North America and Asia. Among others, the Radio France Symphony
Orchestra, the Royal Opera House Orchestra of Belgium, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, the French
Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Belgium, the Musiques Nouvelles Orchestra
of Belgium, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Belgium, the
Symphony Orchestra of Flanders, the Brussels Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Beijing Symphony
Orchestra, the Taipei Chinese Orchestra, China Central Nationalities' Orchestra, the Shanghai Symphony
Orchestra have worked with him and commissioned works from him.
In 2005, Cypres Records in Belgium published his album "Qin - Xiao", in 2009, Megadisc Classics
Records in Belgium published his album "Théâtre pour Deux".
Since 2002, successively, the Xi'an Conservatory of Music, the Capital (Beijing) Normal University, and
the Xinghai Conservatory of Music, appointed him as a visiting professor. The China Central Conservatory
of Music, the Huaqiao University and the Hong Kong Academy of Music invited him to give lectures on
his works. In 2007 Beijing Modern Music Festival invited him to a series of lectures and performances on "
Personal works and European modern music".
Since 2009, he has been invited as a member of composition and analysis jury by the Luxembourg
Conservatory of Music. In 2013 and 2014 he was invited to Metz (France) Conservatory of Music as
Chairman of the composition jury. In 2013, he was a member of jury at the first international Composition
Competition jointly organized by Luxembourg and Hong Kong. In 2014 he was a member of jury at the 8th
"L' Espace du Son" International electronic music competition in Belgium.

 

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