Kian Soltani


Nathalia Milstein



Jörg Widmann

Melodie - World Premiere - commissioned by the Daniel Barenboim Foundation

for Violoncello

Zoltán Kodály

Sonata for Violoncello solo op. 8

Dmitri Shostakovich

Sonata in D Minor for Violoncello and Piano op. 40

Frédéric Chopin

Introduction et Polonaise in C Major for Violoncello and Piano op. 3

Approximate running time: 1h 45m with one intermission

Born in Austria to a Persian family of musicians, Kian Soltani has quickly made a name for himself as one of the most talented cellists of the young generation. In the first part of his program, he performs the solo sonata by Zoltán Kodály and a new solo piece by Jörg Widmann. Together with Russian pianist Nathalia Milstein, who has also won early acclaim and is currently completing her studies at the Barenboim-Said Akademie, he takes on works by Shostakovich and Chopin.

The world premiere of the composition by Jörg Widmann was commissioned by the Daniel Barenboim Foundation.