In the top of the new generation of cello soloists
A soloist who does not conform to the mastery of performance, but seeks his own way in interpretation.
Kian Soltani born in Bregenz, Austria, in 1992 into a Persian family of musicians, Kian Soltani was only twelve when he was accepted into the class of Ivan Monighetti, with whom he studied for 11 years at the Basel Music Academy. Since october 2014, he has been part of the Young Soloist program at the Kronberg Academy in Germany with Frans Helmerson. Other strong influences have come from his studies at the International Music Academy of Liechtenstein as well as from renowned artists such as Sol Gabetta, Wolfgang Boettcher, Valter Despalj, Gerhard Mantel, David Geringas, Pieter Wispelwey, Jens Peter Maintz, Antonio Meneses and Bernard Greenhouse. Kian Soltani regularly tours as principal cellist with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim.
At the age of 19, Kian Soltani made his successful solo debut in the Golden Hall of the Vienna Misikverein and at the Schubertiade in Hohenems. His appearances as a soloist and chamber musician have since included festivals and concerts with leading orchestras and at prominent halls in Europe, Asia and North America.