Kian Soltani

Kian Soltani
Without Words

April 1st 2023, 8:00 PM - Elbphilharmonie, Great Hall

Soft tone colours, a pleasant low register that causes goose bumps and a very special timbre –Kian Soltani's Stradivari cello makes you just want to sink into its warm sound. Especially in the Mendelssohn and Schubert songs that he has put together for his programme in the Elbphilharmonie. Although his purely instrumental version does away with the text, we still feel we can understand every word, so fine is his expression and so clear his musical message. But the cello can also be highly virtuoso and nimble, as the young artist demonstrates in the Second Cello Concerto by his fellow Austrian Joseph Haydn. Soltani is supported by a top-drawer chamber orchestra in the shape of the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, which not only accompanies him with sensitivity, but also plays on its own, performing among other works a symphony by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, one of Johann Sebastian's sons.

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Symphony G-Major Wq 173 / H 648
Joseph Haydn Cello Concerto Nr. 2 D-Major op. 101 Hob. VIIb:2
Adagio cantabile from the Symphony Nr. 13 D-Major Hob. I:13
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy "Suleika" op. 34 Nr. 4
Franz Schubert "Du bist die Ruh" op. 59 Nr. 3 D 776
"An die Musik" op. 88 Nr. 4 D 547
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy String Quartett Nr. 6 f-Minor op. 80

Link to concert -

March 31st - April 02nd , 2023 or April 01st - April 03rd, 2023

Our Elbphilharmonie arrangement includes:

  • Two nights in your desired category
  • Fontenay Breakfast at Parkview Restaurant
  • Shuttle to the Elbphilharmonie and back
  • PK1 concert ticket for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concert on August 29, 2022, in the Great Hall of the Elbphilharmonie
  • Three-course dinner in the Parkview restaurant excluding drinks
  • Use of the Fontenay Spa with 20m indoor/outdoor pool, sauna, and fitness area
  • Wireless internet access
  • Selection of drinks and snacks from the minibar

€ 800,- per person in a Fontenay Deluxe Room based on double occupancy
€ 850,- per person in a Fontenay Premier Room based on double occupancy
€ 1.100,- per person in an Executive Suite based on double occupancy
€ 1.300,- per person in a Premier Suite on double occupancy
€ 2.100,- per person in a Panorama Suite on double occupancy

The arrangement is subject to the availability of concert tickets and cannot be cancelled after booking unless the concert is cancelled. A 100% prepayment is required to confirm your reservation. Payment can be made by credit card (via iLink) or by bank transfer.

For reservations, please contact our reservations department directly on 040 605 6605 850 or email