Kian Soltani / Amsterdam Sinfonietta / Candida Thompson

Bach / Haydn / Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Sold out 26.50 | 54.60 | 71.50 | 88.30 | 99.60 Remaining tickets occasionally available at box office
Sold out 26.50 | 54.60 | 71.50 | 88.30 | 99.60 Remaining tickets occasionally available at box office
Kian Soltani
Kian Soltani © Holger Hage / Deutsche Grammophon
Candida Thompson
Candida Thompson © Marco Borggreve

Without words

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.


Kian Soltani violoncello

Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Candida Thompson violin and musical direction


Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Sinfonie G-Dur Wq 173

Joseph Haydn
Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester D-Dur Hob. VIIb:2
Adagio cantabile aus Sinfonie D-Dur Hob. I:13 / aus: Sinfonie D-Dur Hob. I:13

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Suleika »Ach, um deine feuchten Schwingen« / aus: Sechs Gesänge für eine Singstimme und Klavier op. 34

Franz Schubert
Du bist die Ruh D 776
An die Musik D 547

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Streichquartett f-Moll op. 80


International Soloists

Promoter: Konzertdirektion Dr. Rudolf Goette / HamburgMusik

During your visit

Elbphilharmonie Plaza

A public viewing platform on the 8th floor of the Elbphilharmonie

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Food and Drink

Before the concert and in the interval

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