27-year-old Persian-Austrian cello virtuoso Kian Soltani has in recent years firmly established an international reputation as one of the new generation’s most prodigious young concert artists – praised for his technical mastery and profound, mature conviction.
A graduate of the City of Basel Music Academy and the Kronberg Academy, where he studied with Ivan Monighetti and Frans Helmerson, Kian is a former 1st prize winner at the Antonio Janigro, Karl Davidof and Paulo International Cello Competitions.
Highlights of his 2019/2020 season included performances with the Munich Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Filarmonica della Scala, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Hallé, KBS Symphony and Orchestra of the National Centre for the Performing Arts Beijing.
Kian recently toured as the featured soloist with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, performing Strauss’ Don Quixote – under the direction of luminary conductor Daniel Barenboim.
He currently performs on “The London, ex Boccherini” Antonio Stradivari cello – on generous loan from the Beares International Violin Society.
VC ARTIST KIAN SOLTANI | SCHUMANN CELLO CONCERTO | CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH & SWR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 2018
VC ARTIST KIAN SOLTANI & CHRISTOPHER SCHMITT | NPR TINY DESK CONCERT | 2019
VC ARTIST KIAN SOLTANI | HAYDN | CELLO CONCERTO IN C MAJOR | 3RD MVT | OLE KRISTIAN RUDD & BERGEN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | 2016
VC ARTIST KIAN SOLTANI & PETRIT CEKU | PIAZZOLLA | NIGHT CLUB 1960 FROM “HISTORY OF THE TANGO” | 2016
VC ARTIST KIAN SOLTANI | PERSIAN FIRE DANCE | WFMT STUDIO | 2019
VC ARTIST KIAN SOLTANI & AARON PILSAN | SCHUMANN | FANTASIETUCKE OP. 73 | 2018
VC ARTIST KIAN SOLTANI & HOSSEIN BEHROOZINIA | MIDNIGHT SUN | 2018
VC ARTIST KIAN SOLTANI & AARON PILSAN | MYRTHEN OP. 25 | 24. DU BIST WIE EINE BLUME | 2018
KIAN SOLTANI | DVORAK CELLO CONCERTO | 2ND MVT | ELISABETH FUCHS & ZAGREB PHILHARMONIC | 2014
KIAN SOLTANI | DVORAK CELLO CONCERTO | 3RD MVT | ELISABETH FUCHS & ZAGREB PHILHARMONIC | 2014
KIAN SOLTANI, DANIEL BARENBOIM & GUY BRAUNSTEIN | BEETHOVEN | TRIPLE CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | WEST-EASTERN DIVAN ORCHESTRA | 2015
Name: Kian Soltani
Cello: “The London, ex Boccherini” Antonio Stradivari cello – on generous loan from the Beares International Violin Society.
Strings: Larsen Cello Strings, Thomastik Cello Strings
Teacher: Frans Helmerson | Ivan Monighetti