"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.
Kian Soltani / Aaron Pilsan: Home
Western criticism considers Reza Vali as the “Persian Bartók”, given that he combines traditional work with modern compositional techniques, follows formal procedures and uses effective and enchanting rhythms.
Antonio Baldassarre and Tatjana Markovic, Music Cultures in Sounds, Word and Images