"Breathtaking virtuosity, sumptuous sound, expression brimming with suspense" - CLASS:aktuell
Vladimir Soltan was born in Minsk (Belarus) and at the age of 4 years received his first music lesson from father.
Vladimir studied at the Belarussian State Academy of Music from 2005 to 2010 by Prof. Ivan Brichikov.
During his study he was the participant of master classes of the best world clarinetists such as Karl Leister, Hans Pfeifer, Wolfgang Esch, Philippe Berrod, Florent Héau, Karel Dohnal, Evgeny Petrov and Ivan Mozgovenko.
In young ages Vladimir has already been the soloist of the National Concert Orchestra of Belarus from 2006 to 2012, as well as working in the orchestra of Bolschoi Theater of Belarus from 2008 to 2013.
In 2011 Vladimir realised his first recording with the most difficult pieces for clarinet solo (Works of Franco Donatoni, Luciano Berio, Tiberio Olah and others)
Vladimir Soltan won ﬁrst prizes at the international competitions of CIS-countries Musika Nadezhdi Competition (Gomel, Belarus) and the Music of the Twenty- ﬁrst Century Competition (Kiev, Ukraine),
as well as third prize at the Evgen Koka Competition (Chisinau, Moldova).
The German Academic Exchange Service awarded him a scholarship to study for a master’s degree in Germany, where he enrolled at the Frankfurt University of
Music and Performing Arts by Prof. Laura Ruiz Ferreres.
He performed under celebrated conductors like Sir Simon Rattle, Pierre Boulez, José Luis Gomez, Heinz Holliger, Dorian Keilhack, Zoltán Kocsis, Andreas Weiss and work with several orchestras as Hamburger Symphoniker, Bolshoi Theater of Belarus, Belarussian State Symphony orchestra, Lucerne Festival Academy
orchestra, Belarussian Chamber Orchestra.
His discography contains CD-releases of "Clarinet Concertos" with Hamburger Symphoniker and Jose Luis Gomez, and "Clarinet Quintets" with Utrecht String Quartet.