Label news: DG captures Bernstein winner

Label news: DG captures Bernstein winner


norman lebrecht

July 20, 2017

The yellow label today signed Kian Soltani, 25, winner of the Schleswig-Holstein Festival’s Leonard Bernstein Award.

His debut album Home will include works by Schubert and Schumann, together with the world premiere recording of Reza Vali’s Seven Persian Folk Songs.

Born in Bregenz to a family of Persian musicians, Soltani has toured internationally with the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and with Daniel Barenboim and the West-East Diwan orchestra. In March, he played the opening week of Berlin’s Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin, returning two months later to give a concert of traditional Persian music with the Shiraz Ensemble.


  • Tommy says:

    If you are as ignorant as I am, it may be helpful to learn that he is a cellist.

    I had to look it up… 🙂