Kian Soltani: Home | Deutsche Grammophon 4798100

Kian Soltani: Home

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Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Cat No: 4798100

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 9th February 2018

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About

This is Kian Soltani’s debut album on DG with duo partner Aaron Pilsan.

HOME: a concept album combining Kian’s Austrian and Persian roots, reflected in the choice of repertoire: cello highlights including one of the most famous Schubert pieces: the “Arpeggione” Sonata.

World premiere recording of Iranian composer Reza Vali’s Seven Persian Folk Songs, written for and dedicated to the young cellist and world premiere recording of Kian Soltani’s own composition Fire Dance.

Being only 25, Kian already is one of the most thrilling cellists of his generation.

He attracted worldwide critical attention in the summer of 2015 when he appeared as soloist with Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in performances at Berlin’s Waldbühne, the Salzburg and Lucerne festivals, the BBC Proms in London and the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.

Kian Soltani was born in Bregenz in 1992 to a family of Persian musicians. He began playing cello at an early age and was only twelve when he joined Ivan Monighetti’s class at the prestigious Basel Music Academy.

He is a protegée of Anne-Sophie Mutter and Daniel Barenboim and has been a member of Mutter’s Virtuosi as well as the West-Eastern-Divan-Orchestra. He also participates in the newly founded Boulez-Ensemble.

In 2017 Kian won Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival’s prestigious Leonard Bernstein Award.

“A young cellist on his way to the top”
 – Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Reviews

Soltani was born in Bregenz in 1992 into a musical Persian family and has all the qualities needed to win consistent critical acclaim, namely innate musicality, a yielding, svelte tone, an agile bowing arm and a skilful deployment of varied vibrato. Listening to him is a great pleasure. ... A beautiful programme, superbly recorded.  Rob Cowan
Gramophone April 2018
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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