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Classical Breakdown

5. Kian Soltani, cellist, talks tempo, karate, and his debut album "Home"

October 8, 2019

Kian has toured extensively around the world as a soloist and chamber musician with conductor Daniel Barenboim. He talks about his experience with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, an ensemble that brings together Isreali, Palestinian, and other Arab musicians to work together in music. In his experience with Maestro Barenboim, Kian has learned to adapt a concerts tempo to the acoustic characteristics of the concert hall. He also talks about his experience with Karate, his solo CD "Home," and a pretty intense moment on stage.