Zhang Hao started musical studies on the cello when she was 5 year old, and served as the assistant cello principal in the Qing Dao Symphony Orchestra for 5 years. She then pursued training on the double bass at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music from 2003 to 2007 and joined the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra upon graduation. During this time, Zhang Hao was subsequently awarded a full scholarship for pursue a master’s degree in Double Bass Solo/Chamber Performance at the Norwegian Academy of Music, where she studied with Dan Stefan Styffe. While in Europe, she also performed with the Oslo Philharmonic, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Bodø Sinfonietta and Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra. She had attended many master classes and performed in Germany, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Japan, South Korea and many cities of China.
Upon graduation in 2010, she worked the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, before relocating to Singapore to join SCO as double bass principal since 2011. She is also the double bass tutor for Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra.
Zhang Hao has recorded for two Classic CD albums — Mahler symphony No.6 with Oslo Philharmonic and Dvorak symphony No.9 – from the New World with Nagoya Philharmonic.