Kian Soltani


By the time he won first prize at the “International Paulo Cello Competition 2013 in Helsinki, the 23-year-old Kian Soltani had joined the top rank of today’s new generation of cello soloists. His earlier first prizes include the Karl Davidoff International Cello Competition in Latvia as well as the International Antonio Janigro Competition in Croatia. Kian Soltani holds a scholarship at the “Mozart-Gesellschaft Dortmund” and is a member of the renowned “Anne-Sophie Mutter” foundation.

Born in Bregenz, Austria 1992 into an Persian family of musicians, Kian Soltani was only twelve when he was accepted into the class of Ivan Monighetti, with whom studied 11 years at the Basle Music Academy. Since October 2014 he is 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 ...