Zhe HU was born in Shanghai. He began learning the flute with Liu Pin, professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. After entering the Middle School Affiliated to the Shanghai Conservatory, he studied under Prof. Piao Meixiang. While there, HU also studied under Pierre-Yves Artaud, a renowned flautist and professor at the École normale de musique de Paris. In the Second Beijing International Flute Competition held in September 2000, HU came to the attention of the musical world.
In July 2000, Zhe HU entered the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra as a middle-school graduate, becoming the youngest ever member of the orchestra in its 121-year history.
In 2001, Zhe HU gave the Chinese premiere of Khachaturian’s Flute Concerto under the conductor Marco Parisotto. The concert was broadcasted live and recorded. After that, he was named Principal Flute of the orchestra, the youngest principal in all Chinese orchestras. In 2008, HU participated in concerts and activities organized in Montreal by Robert Langevin, the Principal Flute of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. In November 2010, HU was invited to perform in Shigenori Kudo’s Shanghai Concert. In December, HU performed together with his teacher Piao Meixiang in the Third Asian Flute Association Festival.
In 2009, Zhe HU was appointed consecutively Principal Flute after the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra held a worldwide recruitment. In 2000, HU became a member of the Shanghai Woodwind Quintet and Shanghai Chamber Flute Choir. In 2010, HU became a Counselor of the Asian Flute Associations Union.