Kian Soltani shares his thoughts on Shostakovich’s epic Cello Concerto no.1 in conversation with online editor Davina Shum. He speaks about his initial inspiration for working on the piece, unexpected challenges that arise when performing, as well as why cellists need to regard themselves as athletes, especially during the holiday season.

Kian will be performing the work with the LPO on 14 January. More information here

 

Cello Unlimited

Kian Soltani, cello

Deutsche Gramophone 4860518

Photo credit: Juventino Mateo