Artists

Kian Soltani

Musical Direction and Cello

Sarah Aristidou

Soprano

Payam Taghadossi

Violoncello

Andrei Ioniță

Violoncello

Astrig Siranossian

Violoncello

Alexander Warenberg

Violoncello

Santiago Cañón Valencia

Violoncello

Anouchka Hack

Violoncello

Brannon Cho

Violoncello

Frans Helmerson

Violoncello

Program

Pawel G. Tschesnokow

To Thee We Sing Op. 27/6

Arrangement for Violoncellos

Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for two Violoncellos, Strings, and Basso continuo in G minor RV 531

Arrangement for Violoncellos

Alfredo Carlo Piatti

Serenata for two Violoncelli and Orchestra

Arrangement for Violoncellos

Richard Strauss

Nachtgang Op. 29/3

Arrangement for Soprano and Violoncellos

Richard Strauss

Breit über mein Haupt Op. 19/2

Arrangement for Soprano and Violoncellos

Giovanni Sollima

Violoncelles vibrez!

Carlos Gardel

Por una cabeza

Arrangement for Cello Quartet

Heitor Villa-Lobos

Ária for Soprano and Violoncellos (from Bachianas Brasileiras)

Burt F. Bacharach

South American Getaway

Arrangement for Violoncellos

Astor Piazzolla

Winter (from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)

Arrangement for Violoncellos

Astor Piazzolla

Spring (aus The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)

Arrangement for Violoncellos

James Barralet

Folk off! – Memories of Europe for Cello Octet

Approximate running time: 2h with one intermission

Kian Soltani has been a regular guest at the Pierre Boulez Saal since its opening in 2017, performing here in various formations. He now curates an entire program dedicated to his own instrument, continuing the tradition of themed concerts that in past seasons have featured the clarinet, oboe, and horn. Together with fellow cellists from around the world, he performs original compositions and arrangements from Vivaldi to Burt Bacharach.