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Kian Soltani (Cello)

Born: 3rd June 1992, Bregenz, Austria

Nationality: Austrian

Kian Soltani is an Austrian-Iranian cellist, born in Bregenz to a family of Iranian musicians. He has held the post of principal cellist in Daniel Barenboim's West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, where he came to prominence performing Beethoven's Triple Concerto on the orchestra's 2015 tour.

He began playing the cello at the age of four and, at age 12 he began his studies with Ivan Monighetti at Basel Music Academy. He completed his studies as a member of the Young Soloist Programme at the Kronberg Academy in Taunus, Germany, and the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein. He is currently artist in residence at the Residentie Orchestra in The Hague for the 2018-2019 season.

Further Reading: Kian Soltani

 Recording of the Week, Debussy from Daniel Barenboim, Martha Argerich and friends

Daniel and Michael Barenboim, Martha Argerich and Kian Soltani join forces for an all-Debussy programme, including the rarely-performed early Fantaisie for piano and orchestra.

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