As a multi-award-winning saxophonist, Aiwen Zhang has been a prize winner at prestigious music competitions such as the fifth Jean-Marie LONDEIX International Saxophone (JMLISC) Competition, the Musicians Club of Women Awards Competition, the Prix de Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, the Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition, Lima Symphony Young Artist Competition, the National WDAV Young Chamber Musicians Competition, the Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition and the Empire State Music competition. She is also a concerto competition winner at the University of Michigan and Bowling Green University.

Zhang is a highly sought-after performer and educator, leading to recitals, master classes and residencies at musical institutions worldwide. She had performed in major venues such as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, the Lincoln Center in New York City, Beijing National Centre for the Performing Arts in China, Prince Mahidol Hall in Bangkok, Université Européenne de Saxophone, Shanghai Concert Hall, Zhejiang Concert Hall, Shanghai Summer Saxophone Camp, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Eastman School of Music, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, Central Conservatory of Music, Suzhou University School of Music, Bowling Green State University, Shandong University of Arts in China, etc. Zhang has worked with many established orchestras as a featured soloist around the world including Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Orchestras from the Universities.

Zhang is an artist and saxophonist who was born in China. She holds her degrees from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance, the Paris Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Her past instructors include Timothy McAllister, Claude Delangle, Chien-Kwan Lin, Vincent David and John Sampen.