Kian Soltani / Aaron Pilsan: Home

Record Label: 
Deutsche Grammaphon
Catalog Number: 
00289 479 8100
Year Released: 
2018
Kian Soltani / Aaron Pilsan: Home

"A young cellist on his way to the top, but one who is finding his own way rather than following well-trodden paths" (Neue Zürcher Zeltung), Kian Soltani's debut album for DG, Home, is a homage to his Austrian and Persian roots. He presents works by his favorite composers, Schubert and Schumann, as well as the world premiere recording of Iranian composer Reza Vali's Persian Folk Songs, newly arranged for and dedicated to this young cellist.

"Reza Vali's 'Vazena' was not only a fascinating study of color, the majority of the timbres being bell-like or tinkly, but also had rich substance…The calm but mournful expressiveness, like the passing of events on the breadth of wind, makes the work all the more compelling."

Review of Vazena, Market Square