Hanchao Jiang

Hanchao Jiang

Praised by the Maestro Chinese conductor Zushan Bian for possessing 'An introspective and insightful artist with exceptional artistic level', classical saxophonist Hanchao Jiang was born in Shanghai in the year of 1988.

In 2002, he won Gold Prize in Shanghai's Spring International Music Festival Competition at age of 13. He graduated Master Degree in Geneva Superior Music Conservatory in 2013, currently the Deputy Director of the Shanghai Philharmonic Symphonic Wind Orchestra.

He has toured regularly around the world, premiering a wide range of symphonic and chamber music works from classical romance to the present day, including Claude Debussy Rhapsody with Tan Dun and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet with Jean Deroyer and the Swiss Romand Orchestra, Jacques Ibert  Symphonie Marine with Gleb Skvortsov, and Paul Creston Concerto with Timothy Salzman, the world premiere of Lu Pei Hanghai Rhythm with Gottfield Rabl and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Frank Martin's Cinderella with Gábor Takács-Nagy for several concerts & recordings.

He is also an extremely active chamber musician, who continues to expand the richness of the classical saxophone repertoire and thus to transplant and explore other instrumental chamber works, and to challenge new heights of instrument controlling and tonal technique. He has been a long-time chamber music duo collaborator with Swiss pianist Juan David Molano since 2008 ; in 2013 he formed the Cézanne Trio with pianist Marina Di Giorno and violist Guillaume Leroy on a regular basis ; and in May 2017 he accomplished a successful tour with the Thymos String Quartet, founded by conductor Maestro Christoph Eschenbach and composed of musicians from the Orchestre de Paris, in October of the same year, he performed with saxophonist maestro Claude Delangle at the Shanghai Concert Hall. Hanchao’s chamber music groups are present in major theatres and music institutions across the country, such as Shanghai Concert Hall, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Shanghai Grand Theater, Shanghai Symphony Hall, Beijing National Library Art Center, Hong Kong City Hall, Hangzhou Grand Theater, Xiamen Gulangyu Concert Hall, Fuzhou Jiuritai Concert Hall, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Nanchang University, Harbin Normal University, Northwest University for Nationalities.

In 2016, as an art director, he led the saxophone repertory group of Suzhou Mukdu Experimental Secondary School to Malaysia and Singapore to participate in the 8th World Chinese Arts Festival competition. That October, he was invited to U.S. for master classes and concerts in University of Washington, Western Washington University and University of Puget Sound.